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Re: Completion list showed twice using "show-all-if-ambiguous" and "menu

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Completion list showed twice using "show-all-if-ambiguous" and "menu-complete" together
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2013 21:26:24 -0400
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On 4/5/13 5:19 PM, address@hidden wrote:

> I would like the choice between the completion mechanism I used in my first 
> post (manually cycling through completion options), and the completion 
> mechanism in this post (typing extra characters onto the common prefix and 
> then completing again).
> In any case, the behaviour I described in my first post still seems like a 
> bug. I don't see why, under any circumstances, it make sense for bash to 
> display the same completion list twice.

OK, I see.  Regular tab completion and menu completion don't share state.
Menu completion uses some of the completion internals, but is separate from
TAB completion.  I don't see this changing any time soon.

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

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