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Re: Do a readline function execution inside bash

From: Budi
Subject: Re: Do a readline function execution inside bash
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 08:57:03 +0700

simply run a readline function among lines codes of bash script such a
menu-complete, or menu-complete repeated thrice, or etc etc

On 9/14/20, Greg Wooledge <wooledg@eeg.ccf.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 10:09:16PM +0700, Budi wrote:
>> How to do a readline function execution inside bash script as mimic to
>> actual key press ?
> Please tell us what you're actually trying to do.  It makes a huge
> difference.
> You said "script", so I guess you don't want to pre-populate the input
> buffer of an interactive shell.  That would be one goal, and we could
> tell you how to do that, but if it's not what you want, that would be
> a waste of time.
> Perhaps you want to pre-populate the user's response to a prompt written
> by the script, for a read command.  That's pretty easy: you just have to
> tell read to use readline (-e), and then supply an initial response (-i).
> read -r -e -i "$LOGNAME" -p "Who are you? " who
> If that's not what you want, then we need to know what you *do* want.

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