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Re: Allow using a different completion pager

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Allow using a different completion pager
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2021 10:03:50 -0500
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On 1/6/21 11:44 PM, 積丹尼 Dan Jacobson wrote:
$ man bash
        page-completions (On)
               If set to On, readline uses an internal more-like pager to  dis‐
               play a screenful of possible completions at a time.

OK, and it looks like:


But if I could use less(1), then I could do
string searches, etc.

This has come up before. I'm not really in favor of allowing readline, as a library, to fork and exec other processes.

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