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Re: [Bug-readline] maybe-complete/self-insert

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Bug-readline] maybe-complete/self-insert
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 09:11:34 -0400

> #1 In the fileman example code, how do I bind '?' as a special key so
> that when the user type ? (without pressing enter), the menu will be
> printed automatically?

Use one of the readline key binding functions to bind `?' to a function
that will print a newline, display the desired text, and call rl_refresh_line().

> #2 Is there a way to bind the space key as a special key so that
> depending on context, it will either do a self-insert (a space
> character) or do completion (if the cursor is at the end of a word)

Sure.  Look at tcsh_magic_space in the bash code as an example of how to
do something similar.  Use rl_point to find out where you are in


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