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Re: Tab completion and ':'s

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Tab completion and ':'s
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:56:57 -0500
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On 11/14/14 4:57 PM, Vadim Berezniker wrote:

>     > If the completer had a way to tell readline (through Bash) where the
>     > completion should be inserted that would allow a workaround for this
>     issue
>     > without requiring any actions from the user.
>     It's not only that, but the text that would have to be removed from the
>     buffer (the `previous' word) before inserting any possible completions,
>     and making sure that text isn't removed from the line inappropriately.
> Correct. Is that feasible? It looked doable from my look through the bash &
> readline code, but I don't have a lot of familiarity with intricacies of
> shells/terminals.
> Would there be interest in a patch that would implement such a feature?

Sure, it's feasible.  I don't have any plans to do it anytime soon, though,
which is why I suggested the approach leveraging what's available today.
I'd be glad to look at a patch that added this functionality to the
completion code.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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