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Re: Colored command completion

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Colored command completion
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:34:19 -0500
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On 1/26/10 10:36 AM, Peng Yu wrote:
> I'm wondering if it is possible to color the files shown by command
> completion (i.e. after typing <TAB>). The color scheme can be of the
> same as the one used in "ls --color=auto". By this way, it is easier
> to see what the type of the file is.

You mean the list of possible completions?  It's not exactly what you
asked for, but look at the readline `visible-stats' variable.  That
produces output in the style of `ls -F'.

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