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sugg:autocompletion for builtincommand cd

From: liscovius
Subject: sugg:autocompletion for builtincommand cd
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 15:38:19 +0100 (MET)

hello bash-gurus,

i'm using linux with bash2.05.(suse7.2-user on a normal pc-platform)

i have a suggestion for bash. often i use the builtin-command cd with
autocompletion (2x tab-key). but the command is not clever enough at this point 
my mind. 

it provides files for the changedirectory-command!
why it does not check the fileattributes or something like that? it lists
all matching files, instead of only providing directories or links, who target
to directories.

so e.g cd(tab tab)provides (i added attributes and /)

lrwxrwxrwx directory -> directory1/
drwxr-xr-x directory1/
drwxr-xr-x directory2/ 
-rw-r--r-- text1.txt
-rw-r--r-- text2.txt
drwxr-xr-x xdirectory3/

instead of only

lrwxrwxrwx directory -> directory1/
drwxr-xr-x directory1/
drwxr-xr-x directory2/
drwxr-xr-x xdirectory3/

i don't know much about bash & co., so i don't know how bash do the
autocompletion, but if the cd-command uses the also builtin-command compgen to 
do the
autocompletion, why not use compgen -d instead of compgen -f?

ok, thats all.

greatings from germany

peter liscovius

ps: bash is a great tool.

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