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Re: Feature request: tab completion on functions

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Feature request: tab completion on functions
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 11:14:15 -0500
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On 1/26/18 10:23 AM, Ilkka Virta wrote:
> On 26.1. 16:36, Chet Ramey wrote:
>> You want to be able to complete shell function names case-insensitively
>> even though you won't be able to execute the result? I can see case-
>> insensitivity for executables on a case-insensitive file system like
>> Mac OS HFS+ or APFS, but shell functions?
> Doesn't Bash/readline already tab-complete file names so that the
> completion fixes the case? If I do 'touch ABBA' and 'rm ab<tab>', it will
> complete the name to 'ABBA'. It also completes 'ab<tab>' to 'ABBA' as the
> name of a command if it's a binary in PATH, but if it's a function, it
> seems to require the correct case. Sort of confusing, really.

Well, let's look at it.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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