Programmable completion function for shell aliases.
Users often don’t have a way to complete custom shell aliases.
This program provides a generic, universal and programmatic solution to this problem:
It is generic. The program works with all commonly defined aliases, even those with leading redirections and those aliasing to themselves.
It is universal. A single function completes all aliases blindly, which means users don’t have to define different completion functions for different aliases.
It is programmatic. Aliases are completed automatically by the program as you type without any human intervention.
Installation & Usage
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Complete an alias with:
complete -F _complete_alias <myalias>
Multiple aliases can be specified one per line, or as arguments on a single line.
complete -F _complete_alias sctl
sctl<space> will show
$ sctl <Tab> add-requires add-wants cancel cat condreload ...
The source code is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0.
Copyright (C) 2016 Cyker Way
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.