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Re: TAB strips wildcards


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: TAB strips wildcards
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007 21:51:30 -0400
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address@hidden wrote:
> Here is a true case of what happens when you hit TAB with a wildcard:
> $ shar /tmp/logs/*/*/*<TAB>
> access.log  access.log
> $ shar /tmp/logs/
> Yes, it strips the wildcards!

Yes, it does.  Readline completion replaces the word on which completion
is attempted with the longest common prefix of the matches.  The
show-all-if-ambiguous option doesn't change that behavior; it just causes
the possible completions to be listed instead of ringing the bell.

I will take a look and see what can be done, but this behavior is fairly
basic.

Chet
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