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Re: Can "DLL's" & libraries be marked as non-executable?

Igor Pechtchanski schrieb:
On Mon, 17 Jan 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 08:43:44PM -0500, Pierre A. Humblet wrote:
On Sun, Jan 16, 2005 at 02:56:57PM -0800, linda w wrote:

I was told I might fix the problem of typing in a partial command name
like "cyg", and the command completion character and getting a long list
of DLL's with a few EXE's thrown in.

I had been told it could be fixed through adjustment of the bash command
completion or in the readline completion used by bash.  This doesn't
appear to be a straight forward solution.

Have you looked into it? It's easy in bash: FIGNORE A colon-separated list of suffixes to ignore when performing filename completion (see READLINE below). A filename whose suffix matches one of the entries in FIGNORE is excluded from the list of matched filenames. A sample value is ".o:~".

Great point. Thanks, Pierre. Should this be a default in a .profile (or equivalent) somewhere?

Unfortunately, this isn't necessarily good to have as a default setting, since putting .dll in $FIGNORE will disable completion in all cases, not just when searching for an executable. In other words, if you have a file foo.dll, and try to get gcc to link with it while having .dll in $FIGNORE, typing in "gcc blah.c foo<TAB>" will not produce a match with foo.dll (same with "cp", etc). If there were a way to restrict .dll completion *only* for cases when an executable is needed, that would be a good candidate for a default setting.

I'll look to add this to my bash_completion package. -- Reini Urban

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