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Re: [PATCH] Add nofirstword completion option

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add nofirstword completion option
Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 09:15:20 -0400
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On 5/23/18 5:44 AM, Luca Boccassi wrote:

> So by that, do you mean that it's possible to stop autocompleting to
> files/dirs/binaries just using a programmable completion script? Or did
> I misunderstand? Apologies if that's the case.
> Right now we do have completion scripts to implement the help text for
> the commands (and for the empty set, which displays a general help with
> a summary), what's missing is stopping files/dirs/binaries completion
> for the first word, so that exclusively the commands are shown.

Exactly. What you want, I gather, is a way to restrict completions on the
command word to the small set of router commands valid in whichever mode
the console happens to be. Programmable completion provides a mechanism to
do that, but there is a missing piece of functionality that would allow it
to work on the command word. That's the change I would prefer to see.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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