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Re: Why complete doesn't print anything if it is called in a bash script


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Why complete doesn't print anything if it is called in a bash script?
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 11:18:11 -0500
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On 11/12/11 10:41 AM, Peng Yu wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> It is strange to me why complete doesn't print anything when it is
> called in a bash script. I must have misunderstood some fundamentals.
> Does anybody know why? Thanks!

Since complete happily shows completions when run from a shell script,
there must be code in your bashrc that prevents them from being
defined if the shell is not interactive.

Chet
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