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Re: [Help-bash] [completion] Is it possible to auto complete one word in

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] [completion] Is it possible to auto complete one word into multiple ones?
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:19:55 -0400
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On 7/27/15 4:24 AM, Clark Wang wrote:
> For example, the foo command has a ``--select all'' option but has no
> ``-a'' option. I want to define a compspec for foo so when I input ``foo
> -a'' and press <TAB> it'll replace ``-a'' with ``--select all''.

Make your completion function set COMPREPLY[0]='--select all' when
${COMP_WORDS[$COMP_CWORD]} == '-a' (or $2 == '-a').  Make it a special
case if you have to.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden

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