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Re: 'complete' not working as documented


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: 'complete' not working as documented
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2018 11:25:06 -0400
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On 8/11/18 1:14 AM, Hugo Gabriel Eyherabide wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.4
> Patch Level: 18
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> Bash manual says 'complete ... -D ... name' should be correct, whatever
> between -D and name applying to the completion on a command for which
> completion has not been previously defined.

No. In the description, `remaining' means `the options and option arguments
besides -D'.

> and
> 
> $ complete -p aabbname
> 
> shows nothing, indicating that the completion for aabbname has never been
> defined.

Yes. Any additional command name arguments supplied with -D are not used.

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



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