completion-ignore-case problem with cygwin

Bruce Levy
Thu Sep 14 20:50:00 GMT 2006

I am using version 1.5.21-2 of cygwin with version 5.1-5 of readline.

I have the following lines in ~/.inputrc:

set completion-ignore-case on
set show-all-if-ambiguous on

set bell-style none

# to show all characters
set meta-flag on
set input-meta on
set convert-meta off
set output-meta on

and ~/.bashrc contains the following line:

shopt -s nocaseglob

In my home directory, I have a directory called Saved.  I type s<TAB> (lower
case s followed by the TAB character), but I do NOT get any filename completion.
 If I type S<TAB> (upper case S followed bgy the TAB character), I do get
filename completion.

It seems that even though I have set completion-ignore-case on, it remains off.

I enter the following command:

$ bind -V | grep completion
completion-ignore-case is set to `off'
disable-completion is set to `off'
page-completions is set to `on'
print-completions-horizontally is set to `off'
completion-query-items is set to `100'

Please notice that completion-ignore-case is set to off!  I can execute the
following commands that seems to prove that I am unable to
turn on completion-ignore-case.

$ set completion-ignore-case on 

$ bind -v | grep ignore-case
set completion-ignore-case off

Why am I unable to set completion-ignore-case?  What am I doing wrong?

Thank you for your help.

Best Regards,
Bruce Levy

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