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Re: programmable completion: completing filenames with default Readline

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: programmable completion: completing filenames with default Readline behavior
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:59:39 -0400
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On 10/1/13 4:55 PM, Jeremy Lin wrote:

> Thanks, I actually ended up with the same solution (for Bash 4.0 and above,
> where 'compopt' is available, anyway). I just set '+o default' at the top of 
> the
> completion function and then set '-o default' as needed. Unfortunately, for
> earlier versions of Bash, the workaround I mentioned previously seems to be
> about as good as it gets.

Earlier versions of bash are pretty old; bash-4.0 came out almost five
years ago.

> In future versions of Bash, it would be nice if the default Readline 
> completion
> could be invoked explicitly, rather than requiring this 'compopt' workaround.

What syntax would you suggest for doing that?  It may require inventing a
new way for completion functions to interact with their calling environment.

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

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