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Re: [Help-bash] Command completion with * in the middle?

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] Command completion with * in the middle?
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:06:21 -0500
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On 1/22/19 12:26 PM, Peng Yu wrote:
>>> I think something like this does the trick?
>>>     f() { COMPREPLY=($(compgen -c -X '!'"$3")); }
>>>     complete -I -F f -o bashdefault
>>> i.e. generate all commands and then remove the ones that don't match the
>>> pattern supplied.
>> Ooh, that's clever.
> For some reason, this code does not work for me.
> For example, when I type b*sh, then type TAB, it just clears up the
> command line by deleting "*sh". I only end up with "b" in the command
> line. Do you know what is wrong? Thanks.

You have multiple matches with the common prefix being `b'.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden

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