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Re: how to silence shopt -s autocd verbose?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: how to silence shopt -s autocd verbose?
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2010 09:43:50 -0500
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On 11/27/10 4:12 PM, some guy wrote:
> shopt -q doesn't silence shopt -s autocd (intuitively, after reading it's 
> description, i thought this was it's purpose, but is not.)

That's a creative interpretation of the man page.

> shopt -s autocd
> /home/meow/cats
> # /home/meow/cats
> (notice how it repeats itself after I cd the autocd way, simply by typing the 
> path? This is redundant information on my screen, 50% of lines at best is 
> polution). How can I silence that extra repetition?

There is currently no way to prevent bash from displaying
"cd dirname" when you have autocd set and use `dirname' as
a command name.

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                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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