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Re: perl -d causes completion to fail

On 10/15/2014 2:30 PM, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
On 10/15/2014 11:47 AM, Adam Dinwoodie wrote:
On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 04:22:20PM -0700, Andrew DeFaria wrote:
Now I did some Bash completion stuff before so I'm familiar but
where would I find which completion thing causes this to work but
only if -d was not specified?

Specify some other Perl option (i.e. -v) and it WORKS!

To recap: perl -d mysc<tab> does NOT complete to perl -d
but perl -v mysc<tab> does! That's just odd!

This is all provided by the bash-completion package.  You should be able
to download the source code using setup-*.exe as usual, or the specific
script you're after is /etc/bash_completion.d/perl.

The upstream release of bash-completion is v2.1; the official Cygwin
version seems to be based on v1.3, so it could be that this is resolved
in future releases.

Hmmm... seems my bash-completion and a few other things are old. Time to
update.... (should have checked this first - sorry).

Adefaria-lt:ls /etc/bash_completion.d/perl
ls: cannot access /etc/bash_completion.d/perl: No such file or directory
Adefaria-lt:ls /usr/share/bash-completion/completions/perl

I think you mean /usr/share/bash-completion/completions/perl... I think the problem is that it's parsing the next token after -d and -dt looking for :debugger and never things that maybe there's no debugger name (see perldoc perldebug).

Andrew DeFaria

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