completion-ignore-case problem with cygwin
Thu Sep 14 22:40:00 GMT 2006
Thank you very much for your reply.
I invoked 'bash -vx --login -i' and watched the commands that were being
executed. I did NOT see any reference to completion-ignore-case.
Should I see the lines in .inputrc being executed? I did not see any
From my bash shell I ran bind 'set completion-ignore-case on' and that
worked perfectly. I then tried putting that line into .bashrc and that
also worked. So, I have a workaround, but I'm not sure why .inputrc is
Anyway, I sure appreciate your help.
From: Igor Peshansky [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 2:41 PM
To: Levy, Bruce
Subject: Re: completion-ignore-case problem with cygwin
On Thu, 14 Sep 2006, Bruce Levy wrote:
> 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
> the following commands that seems to prove that I am unable to turn on
Yes, it definitely seems to be turned off. Are you sure your ~/.inputrc
gets read? Is your HOME variable set correctly?
> $ set completion-ignore-case on
This will not do what you expect. You want
bind '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?
Try running 'bash -vx --login -i' to see what commands are executed when
you run a login shell. Perhaps there is a startup script somewhere that
executes the bind command to turn completion-ignore-case off.
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