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Re: compgen -W doesn't split wordlist containing single quotes


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: compgen -W doesn't split wordlist containing single quotes
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:52:23 -0400
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On 3/17/18 10:49 PM, Clark Wang wrote:

>     You haven't told complete that you want the words to be quoted. If you
>     install the completion using the `-o filenames' option, you will get
>     filename-like quoting.
> 
> 
> `-o filenames' would append `/' to a word if the word is coincidentally a
> real existing dir name. How can I ask it not to append the `/'?

You can't. That's the implication from my second paragraph.

>     Readline doesn't provide a way to quote completion matches unless you
>     say they're filenames. Maybe it should, but that is the way things are.

Chet


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