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Re: generic filename completion like "foo --file=ba<tab>"

Will Yardley wrote:
> i still don't really understand... is there a way to use parts of the
> new completion system without loading the whole shebang? believe it or
> not, there are certain things that i _don't_ want to complete (or that i
> like doing my own way)... is there a way to load only specific functions
> from the new system?

You could exclude the functions you don't want from your path.  This
obviously needs some reorganising of $fpath or the directories, but for
example, if you have the functions installed in hierarchical directories,
you could remove
from $fpath, link any commands you do want completion for into a
different directory, and add that to your path.

You could also post-process the associative array $_comps after loading the
completion system.  This gives the functions to be used for a given
context, typically a command name, e.g. ${_comps[dd]} is _dd.  You can
unset elements you don't want completion for.

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
CSR Ltd., Science Park, Milton Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0WH, UK                          Tel: +44 (0)1223 392070

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