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


From: PJ Weisberg
Subject: Re: Why is TAB-completion in shell not working for some commands?
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 07:28:48 -0800

I think you guys are going down the wrong track.

On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, Marius Hofert <address@hidden> wrote:
> I just figured out that if I start emacs from the Mac's terminal (via "emacs" which starts /Applications/Emacs.app/Contents/MacOS/Emacs) and open an emacs shell with M-x shell, I can tab-complete a2ps.
>
> Hmmm... so the GUI version seems to act weird...

It sounds to me like OSX's launcher is not setting some environment variable that does get set when you run the terminal.  Possibly $FPATH.  I would guess that it's looking for and not finding a function called _a2ps to do the completion.

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-PJ

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