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Re: Readline : move to previous/next path component

From: Andre Majorel
Subject: Re: Readline : move to previous/next path component
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:29:39 +0000 (UTC)
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On 2008-10-15, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> Andre Majorel wrote:
>> One frequently needed function that readline does not seem to
>> have is a way to move to the beginning of the next or previous
>> path component.
> Readline doesn't have any built-in knowledge of Unix pathnames.

For my edification, is the relative lack of Unix/shell support
due to
1. "can of worms",
2. "readline is supposed to be general",
3. "there is no need for it" ?

> You might want to take a look at emacs-mode M-b, which moves backward
> by strings of alphabetic characters, and M-f, which moves forward.
> You might have to play around with a macro that moves forward additional
> characters past the `/', but that should get you further.

Thanks, but that would be even worse. Instead of just breaking
down at the ends of pathnames, it will break every time a path
component contains a non-letter, which is often for me.

André Majorel <URL:http://www.teaser.fr/~amajorel/>
You measure democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not
the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists -- Abbie Hoffman.

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