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Feature #1823

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Readline Command Completion

Added by scrapcoder (Bryan Richardson) almost 13 years ago. Updated about 10 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Target version:
[ruby-core:24581]

Description

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Readline lets you specify a character to append to the end of the string after command completion has succeeded (i.e. a space after a matched command or a '/' after a matched directory). In the command completion proc, I'm providing an array comprised of available commands in the application as well as a list of possible directories given the string provided (i.e. Dir[str + '*']). Thus, depending on what the string is determined to be (a command, a directory, or a file), I'd like to assign either a space or a '/' as the append character.

The easiest way I see to do this is to be able to provide a proc to the Readline.completion_append_character variable rather than a string, and have the completed command string passed to the proc. This way, one can determine if the string is a command, a directory, or a file and return the appropriate append string. I would provide a patch, but I'm not a solid enough C coder to even attempt this... sorry!
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