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Re: Why is TAB-completion in shell not working for some commands?

From: Marius Hofert
Subject: Re: Why is TAB-completion in shell not working for some commands?
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 12:10:12 +0100

On 2011-11-09, at 10:23 , Andreas Röhler wrote:

> Am 09.11.2011 09:59, schrieb Marius Hofert:
>>> so you could try same play looking for contents of
>>> comint-dynamic-complete-functions
>> I obtain (in both cases):
>> comint-dynamic-complete-functions is a variable defined in `comint.el'.
>> Its value is
>> (comint-c-a-p-replace-by-expanded-history 
>> shell-environment-variable-completion shell-command-completion 
>> shell-c-a-p-replace-by-expanded-directory pcomplete-completions-at-point 
>> shell-filename-completion comint-filename-completion)
>> Local in buffer *shell*; global value is
>> (comint-c-a-p-replace-by-expanded-history comint-filename-completion)
> IIUC completion stops when first function in list succeeds
> you could put functions one by one into edebug, thus being noticed which one 
> was active and how it went

that's a bit (or rather far) above my emacs abilities. Can you give me short 
instructions what to do? 

The simple solution is to just start emacs from the terminal. I'm not sure if 
this has any disadvantages, though (but they should arise when using emacs from 
the terminal for some time)

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