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Re: *shell* TAB *Completions* fooled by $PWD/

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: *shell* TAB *Completions* fooled by $PWD/
Date: 11 Jul 2002 16:31:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

address@hidden (Miles Bader) writes:

> address@hidden (David Kastrup) writes:
> > Well, perhaps one could make C-u TAB ask the shell itself for
> > an update on the shell's environment in some manner?
> This is a hard problem to solve,

Well, that's why I wanted to use a prefix argument in order to tell
Emacs it better ask the shell itself for the environment variable.

> and I suspect that very few people are bitten by it (the sort of
> person who uses env vars like that is also usually clueful enough to
> realize why it won't work in some cases).
> We can add a hack for PWD if that makes people feel fuzzy.

Don't think that would be much needed: after all, one can use ~
expansion instead.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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