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'cd' and tab completion

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: 'cd' and tab completion
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 18:35:30 -0600

On 30-Jan-2003, Laurent Jacques <address@hidden> wrote:

| I used to push on tab for directory completion inside octave when I change of 
| current directory with 'cd'. 
| Is-it normal that this completion doesn't work for more than one level of 
| subdirectory (like in bash) ?
| Is-it normal also that it doesn't recognize the keyword '..' to go up of the 
| current dir ? Same for '~' ?
| I'm agree with you that this is a tiny problem for octavers, but it's a very 
| useful feature to travel through the directory tree specially when we have a 
| lot of data and scripts which are classified at various places.

What version of Octave are you using?

I think filename completion was broken for a long time in the
development sources, but with 2.1.43, I think it is somewhat
functional.  There are still some problems, because Octave uses things
like ./ and / as operators, so if we also want variable and function
name completion to work, it is harder to know when to treat these as
word separators.


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