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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

complete

Synopsis

                     
                        complete
                      [options] names

Specify completions for arguments to each name, for use with bash's programmable completion feature. With no options or with -p, print all completion specifications such that they can be reused as input.

Options

-o comp-option

Specify other aspects of the completion specification's behavior besides generating a completion. Possible values of comp-option are:

default

Use readline's default filename completion if the completion specification generates no matches.

dirnames

Use directory name completion if the completion specification generates no matches.

filenames

Tell readline that the completion specification generates filenames so that it can process them accordingly. For use with shell functions.

nospace

Tell readline not to append a space to completions at the end of the line. This is the default.

-p

Print all completion specifications.

-r

Remove completion specification for each name, or all specifications if no names are given.

-A action

Specify an action to generate a list of completions. Possible actions are:

alias

Alias names. May be specified as -a.

arrayvar

Array variable names.

binding

readline key binding names.

builtin

Shell built-in command names. May be specified as -b.

command

Command names. May be specified as -c.

directory

Directory names. May be specified as -d.

disabled

Disabled shell built-in command names.

enabled

Enabled shell built-in command names.

export

Exported shell variable names. May be specified as

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