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Question: Is there any way to use the bash completion feature from Emacs
Question: Is there any way to use the bash completion feature from Emacs shell mode.
Sun, 9 Oct 2016 04:14:23 +0900
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I have been using GNU emacs more than 30 years and thank you for
maintaining the great package.
I have a question.
Bash, the GNU shell interpreter has a feature called completion, and
over the years, people have created various completion databases for
many commands which are useful.
Case in point.
I just noticed the source control system called mercurial (known as "hg"
with its main command) has a very nice bash completion database.
The completion understands where the various so called MERCURIAL's patch
queues are stored and thus can offer the alternatives quite easily.
(I am using Debian GNU/Linux and the above is where the completion code
for hg is stored.)
I can do the following inside a bash on an ordinary console.
$ hg qq [TAB]
$ hg qqueue
another couple of [TABS] expands to
--create TEST patches
--delete TEST-Q pristine
--list one-letter-C-locale submission
--purge partial4upload submission1
$ hg qqueue
hitting pa[TAB] expands to
$hg qqueue pa
partial4upload partial4upload-1 patches
ishikawa@ip030:/NREF-COMM-CENTRAL/comm-central/mozilla$ hg qqueue pa
However, due to various reasons, I prefer to run bash inside Emacs's
shell buffer. It is easy to copy&paste the result of bash output and
reuse commands is one reason. (I am so used to keyboard and copy&paste
using mouse or other pointing device takes much longer.)
Unfortunately, bash's completion feature does not work in Emacs shell mode.
Obviously, [TAB] is stolen by Emacs for its own handling of TAB character.
Emacs's tab completion for filenames works great.
But I would like Bash's completion somehow works, too.
Is there a way?
Am I missing the obvious?
(Does using eshell mode helps?)
Re: Question: Is there any way to use the bash completion feature from Emacs shell mode., Bob Proulx, 2016/10/09
Re: Question: Is there any way to use the bash completion feature from Emacs shell mode., Oleksandr Gavenko, 2016/10/10
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