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Re: tab completion and readline

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel
Subject: Re: tab completion and readline
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 19:10:33 -0500
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On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 04:11:30PM -0700, David M Rector wrote:
> Thanks for your help,
> Yes, readline is found during configure. In fact, readline does work, 
> but only for internal octave functions and variables, and never for 
> directory and filename completions. I am hoping to find a switch or 
> configuration option that activates directory and filename completions.

Oh, sorry, I misread you question.

Hm, I can't even remember if it ever worked for directories and filenames as
bash does. But there is a workaround -- use it from within the (X)Emacs mode
for Octave.  I just tested it on Debian stable (with octave 2.0.17) and
unstable (with octave 2.1.48) and it worked consistently: start typing 
'cd xxxx' where xxxx is the beginning of a current subdirectory name, and
tab completes it. AFAIK it is (X)Emacs doing that, though.

This this helps, now that I am actually adressing your questions.


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