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Re: using perl's gnu-readline interface, howto 'completion' & 'filter hi
Re: using perl's gnu-readline interface, howto 'completion' & 'filter history'?
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 21:23:56 -0500
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On 1/9/15 5:19 PM, Linda Walsh wrote:
> Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> The default completion function is filename completion. If you want
>> something different you need to write your own.
> Yes... so I look for a 'complete' function that I
> can call with my options (or to choose some set of supplied
> choices, like usernames or hostnames) -- but minimally, the
> readline call I would use to set the options I want returned.
> But... I don't see a complete call in readline.
You might want to look at the description of the hook functions in
the `Completion Variables' section of the readline manual. Readline
does filename completion internally, and nothing else; everything
else is performed by a calling application.
You could also look at the code in bashline.c to see how bash does it.
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