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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #44095] readline configuration - tab autocompl

From: Carnë Draug
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #44095] readline configuration - tab autocompletion of paths
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:40:03 +0000
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Update of bug #44095 (project octave):

                 Summary:  tab autocompletion bug => readline configuration -
tab autocompletion of paths


Follow-up Comment #1:

I will just paste here from the IRC

on your example, suppose you do "cd AA/A<tab>" you will get "cd AA/AA".
The reason is not because it thinks there is an AA inside AA. The problem is
that after a "/" it starts to autocomplete again from your current directory
and is autocompleting the AA on your current directory

and the reason it does that is because when you are auto completing, if
readline sees a "/" it thinks you are dividing so starts autocompling again.
It does not see as path separator. However, it will act correctly if you
"cd 'AA/A<tab". When you do this, it sees you are autocompleting a string,
so you don't want a division, it most likely is a path

note that this also happens you have a dash on your path "a-file-name"
it gets confused with a subtraction

you could fix this by configuring readline to see / and - as parts of
filepaths if they come after a cd command for example


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