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Re: Exclude builtins from command completion

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Exclude builtins from command completion
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:25:57 -0500
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On 1/23/20 8:51 AM, kaycee gb wrote:

> I understand that by application-settable variable, you mean it can't be
> altered at run time, like COMP_WORDBREAKS for example. All the references to
> rl_completer_quote_characters I can find are with c/c++/python/... code. Is
> there any chance to change that variable without having to rebuild something ?
> Which is not really portable in my opinion and in my case :/

Applications linked with readline can modify that variable. Whether they
choose to expose that to the user is optional, and bash doesn't expose it
to the user like it does with COMP_WORDBREAKS. I'm not sure any
applications that use readline do.

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