Mon Oct 30 03:48:00 GMT 2006
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A new release of bash-completion, 20060301-2, is now available, replacing
20060301-1 as the current version.
This is a minor patch release; it swaps over to a cygport build, and adds
completion support for cygport contributed by Reini Urban. I am willing
to add any contributions for other cygwin-specific commands, but have not
yet had time to write completions myself for cygpath, cygcheck, and so
forth. This version works with both bash 3.1-9 and the experimental bash
bash-completion provides programmable completion enhancements to bash
TAB-completion. Based on the command you type, hitting TAB later on in
the command line will perform completions on strings that make sense for
the context of the command, rather than blindly completing on filenames.
You MUST edit your bash startup files to load bash-completion into memory:
make sure ~/.bashrc sources /etc/bash_completion, and ~/.bash_profile
sources ~/.bashrc. See /etc/defaults/etc/skel/.bashrc (after installing
base-files-3.7-1) for an example. Bash completions is not enabled by
default because it adds some noticeable startup delay to every interactive
shell (ranging from 1.5 seconds on my 2.5 GHz WinXP, to over 19 seconds on
my 266 MHz Win98). Depending on the reaction on the cygwin mailing list,
a future release may make bash_completion turned on by default for every
bash user, with no edits to ~/.bashrc required.
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system.
Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up 'bash-completion'
from the 'Shells' category.
Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need to
find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to you:
If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list is
the appropriate place.
volunteer cygwin bash-completion maintainer
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