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Re: Strange complete -C output

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Strange complete -C output
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2021 17:33:29 -0500
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On 11/20/21 10:40 PM, Emily Seville wrote:
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?

"When the function or command is invoked, the
first argument ($1) is the name of the command whose arguments are  be-
ing  completed,  the  second argument ($2) is the word being completed,
and the third argument ($3) is the word preceding the word  being  com-
pleted on the current command line. "

So your echo command is echoing the arguments it receives when invoked by
the completion system.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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