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Re: --sendsms "Nickname <number>"

From: Raphaël
Subject: Re: --sendsms "Nickname <number>"
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 10:58:52 -0300
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Since bash completion for gnokii was recently pushed in the
bash-completion git tree, I'd like to bring up this question again:

On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 02:29:09PM -0300, Raphaël Droz wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd really like to have a possibility to pass a "destination" in a more
> complex form than the current digit-only notation.
> That would open the door to completion of --sendsms using the output of
> address managers.
> But for this to work, gnokii must accept an argument which would not
> only be digit-only (ie: containing named "prefix")
> Although Gnokii would ignore it, it's need for the completion-process to
> work (since bash does not provide a distinction between what is
> "suggested" and what is actually "completed" on the command line)
> In order to avoid complex parser-code and before writing an initial
> patch, I'd like to know what are your thoughts about that? What format
> should be accepted?
> I'm thinking about:
> destination="whatever string <number>"
> Thus, if the first char of arg is not part of [0123456789+] then expect
> the destination to start after the first "<"
> Other form are possible, like:
> arg="whatever string: number"
> arg="whatever address@hidden"
> [it's up to the address manager to be flexible enough in order to output
> the desired form]
> If --sendsms never allowed (and will never allow) sending emails
> (although most cellphone allows that), then using the first form
> (derived from the email notation) should be fine.
> best regards

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