[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.

Ville M. Vainio - vivainio.googlepages.com
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