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Re: dabbrev-expand completions are sorted

From: Roee Bar
Subject: Re: dabbrev-expand completions are sorted
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:56:58 -0700

Thanks Chet.

I found out it happens only when I have this one is in my .inputrc:
set completion-ignore-case on


> On Mar 15, 2017, at 04:50, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 3/15/17 1:54 AM, address@hidden wrote:
>> Bash Version: 4.3
>> Patch Level: 42
>> Release Status: release
>> Description:
>>      dabbrev-expand supposed to menu complete using history where most 
>> recent entries are presented first. However, it seems like the entries are 
>> sorted.
>>      This is from the release notes of bash-4.1: "Changes to dabbrev-expand 
>> to make it more `emacs-like': no space appended after matches, completions 
>> are not sorted, and most recent history entries are presented first.
>>      This bug has been verified on bash 4.4 as well as on bash 4.3.
> I can't reproduce this on bash-4.4.  If I bind dabbrev-expand to, say,
> "\C-x\C-d" and follow the steps in your report, I cycle through ~/tmp3,
> ~/tmp2, and ~/tmp1 as possible completions when I hit C-xC-d.
> You might check whether or not you have a programmable completion for `ls'
> that could be sorting the matches.
> Chet
> -- 
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> Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/

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