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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 15:55:31 -0500
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On 1/23/20 3:53 PM, kaycee gb wrote:
> Le Thu, 23 Jan 2020 14:25:57 -0500,
> Chet Ramey <address@hidden> a écrit :
>> 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.
> I see. I hope that completing a colon would not happen too often with this
> project.

How is that connected with whether or not readline performs completion on
quoted strings?

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden

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