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bug #59918: <Tab> character required to be typed twice for name completion

Submitter:  Rik <rik5>
Submitted:  Wed 20 Jan 2021 07:35:15 PM UTC
Category:  Interpreter Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  2 Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Confirmed Assigned to:  None
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Release:  * dev Operating System:  * Any
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Wed 20 Jan 2021 09:35:45 PM UTC, comment #6: 

@Torsten: Okay, I didn't realize that there were differences between systems.  I just tried bash on my system and it requires two tabs, tcsh requires one.  Maybe this is something that has a configuration setting.

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 20 Jan 2021 09:12:04 PM UTC, comment #5: 

@Rik: ls<tab> does nothing for me, the list of all possibilities is shown after the second <tab>.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
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Wed 20 Jan 2021 08:59:39 PM UTC, comment #4: 

@Torsten: The double <Tab> is not required in the shell I am using (tcsh).  Try typing 'ls<Tab>'.  Does that produce a list of possibilities in the shell or do you have to type 'ls<Tab><Tab>'?

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 20 Jan 2021 08:58:13 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I think jwe's comment #2 was intended for bug #59916.

Rik <rik5>
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Wed 20 Jan 2021 08:51:31 PM UTC, comment #2: 

I think we want to find a way to disable completion for pasting, not transform the text.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
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Wed 20 Jan 2021 08:37:55 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Isn't this the common behavior? The first tab completes the word if there is only one possibility, the second tab shows all possibilities. At least, this is what I am seeing in the bash shell.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
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Wed 20 Jan 2021 07:35:15 PM UTC, original submission:  

I just noticed that I need to type the <Tab> character twice in order to have name completion work on the Octave command line.  This is not how completion works in the shell where only one keystroke is required.

As an example, type 'sig' and then <Tab> (nothing happens) and then <Tab> again, when the interpreter will then complete with

sighup_dumps_octave_core   sign                       sign_test                  sigterm_dumps_octave_core

I checked back to Octave version 3.2.4 and apparently it has always behaved this way.

Rik <rik5>
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