[linux-elitists] bash completion

Joey Hess joey@kitenet.net
Mon Jan 14 21:19:27 PST 2002


Sam Phillips wrote:
> I've been wondering why there isn't some standard for binaries that
> allows the shell to lookup in the program what the following completion
> text might be.  Any one know why nothing like this exists?  I would
> think something could be added to getopt or something to accomplish
> this.

I'm pretty sure there _is_ work on something like this in the GNU
project. Some integration of getopt. But I can't remember where I
stumbled accross this. I thought that bash's completion was going to
(or does) link into it.

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see shy jo



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