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From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: COMPREPLY scope
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 10:25:16 -0400
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On 5/17/13 5:50 PM, Mario Signorino wrote:
> Hi all
> I need some help and possibly also an advice.
> Is it possible to retrieve the COMPREPLY variable outside and/or after 
> calling the complete function? 

No.  The programmable completion code unsets COMPREPLY after the shell
function completes.  You might have some luck experimenting with the
default completion feature (complete -D), but you'll have to do all the
dispatching yourself.

``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
                 ``Ars longa, vita brevis'' - Hippocrates
Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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