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Re: [PATCH] Add nofirstword completion option

From: Luca Boccassi
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add nofirstword completion option
Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 14:34:17 +0100

On Wed, 2018-05-23 at 09:15 -0400, Chet Ramey wrote:
> 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.
> Chet

Ah I see - I am more than happy to work on that instead, but (forgive
my n00bness, first time hacking on Bash) could you please describe in a
couple of lines what the missing piece is and what it should look like?


Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi

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