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Re: Strange complete -C output

From: Dominique Martinet
Subject: Re: Strange complete -C output
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 15:08:47 +0900

Emily Seville wrote on Sun, Nov 21, 2021 at 01:40:08PM +1000:
> Bash version: GNU bash, version 5.0.17(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
> OS version: Linux Mint 20.2 Cinnamon
> Hello! Why when I create *complete -C 'echo -e "aa\nab\n"' : *completion and
> try use it I obtain additional garbage in output instead of only *ab ab*
> hints?

Doesn't sound like garbage to me - it's the arguments the shell passes
to your command, echo will just repeat them.

If you replace echo -e with printf for example, that ignores extra
arguments, you'll get what you want -- but if your only requirement is a
fixed list then you're better off with something else than running a
command, why not complete -W 'aa ab' ?

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