[CentOS] bash completion in C7
gordon.messmer at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 15:27:06 UTC 2018
On 08/28/2018 11:33 PM, wwp wrote:
> - it doesn't expand *foo whereas there are *foo-named files in current dir, for instance:
> # rm *foo
> will show nothing whereas there's a file barfoo in curdir.
Tab completion finishes a single word, given a string that appears at
the beginning of a list of candidates.
Wildcard expansion (Ctrl+x, e) will expand a word containing a wildcard
to multiple words on the command line, usually so that you can remove
Neither will do specifically what you're trying to do, as far as I
know. I think it's simply too ambiguous.
> - completion takes 10 sec to propose me something, I don't have an
> example right here but I'd prefer no completion instead of a
> completion that hangs for more than 3 sec.
Some completions can take a while. For example, tab completing a path
on a remote system in an scp command, or completing a local path if it's
matched against command output rather than the filesystem. IIRC, if you
run "git diff path/...", the shell will use the output of "git status"
to determine which paths have changed.
I don't know any way to set an upper limit on completions, and while
"complete -r <cmd>" is expected to disable programmable completion for a
single command, I can't actually clear completion for the ssh/scp
commands on my laptop. "complete -r" turns off programmable completion
entirely, in which case you simply have simple local path completion, if
you'd honestly rather not have potentially slow options.
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