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Re: complete options not working with read -e

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: complete options not working with read -e
Date: Sat, 18 Dec 2010 22:01:21 -0500
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On 12/17/10 12:24 PM, Bill Duncan, 416-697-9315 wrote:
> I'm writing a script with a command line interpreter and I can most things
> working (eg. history etc.) except for one thing.  The filename completion
> works well for some of the commands, but I'd like to use other completion
> options for others.  Works well from the "real" command line, but I can't
> get it to work properly in my "read -e, eval" loop..

You won't be able to do it.  `read -e' uses only the readline default

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