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Re: Specify completion without name

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Specify completion without name
Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:39:56 -0500
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On 1/4/12 8:54 PM, Peng Yu wrote:
> Hi,
> I want to customize the command completion for completing executables,
> I want to search in a file (which includes all the executables in
> PATH) rather than the default PATH variable. But I don't see how to do
> so, as the following help indicates that it can only configure how to
> complete the arguments of a command. 

If you upgrade, bash-4.1 added the `-E' option to complete to complete on
empty lines.  There is no programmable completion mechanism to complete
on non-empty command names.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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