[IPython-user] cd tab completion too greedy?

Ville M. Vainio vivainio@gmail....
Thu Aug 14 13:55:14 CDT 2008


On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 4:10 PM, Peter Bienstman
<Peter.Bienstman@ugent.be> wrote:

> It's with 0.8.4, using Python 2.5.2, pulled in with easy_install under
> linux.
>
> Note that this behaviour only occurs if there is no ambiguity in the
> directories in between, so e.g. after
>
> mkdir -p a/a/a/a/a/
>
> cd a<tab>
>
> gives
>
> cd a/a/a/a/a

Note that it shouldn't happen with the latest (bzr) version. It's
caused by a bugfix for unix platforms that have broken readline
(solaris, some old linux versions), but the bugfix has been removed
after that because of the annoyance it causes to most users.

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