[Surfraw-devel] Re: Bug#240629: surfraw: bash-completion

Moritz Muehlenhoff jmm@informatik.uni-bremen.de
Tue, 30 Mar 2004 01:29:27 +0200

Justin B Rye wrote:
> I don't bother adding the elvi directly to my $PATH - instead I add
> them to /etc/bash_completion.d/surfraw (attached).  That way, typing
> "sr g<tab>" is enough to invoke Google.

Thanks, this was on my TODO, but I never had the time.
I commited it to our CVS repo.

> I hasten to add that it's a distinctly simplistic bash-completer
> compared to most of the existing Debian-packaged ones; but It Works
> For Me.  A properly written version might also cover the sub-options
> such as --lucky, which would require hard-coding the elvi-list.

It would also be very useful to have tab-completion for the debbugs,
debpackages and debcontents elvis.

> (PS - why "an elvis"?  And furthermore, why "elvi"?  Was Elvis
> Presley famed for his commandline expertise and poor grasp of Latin
> morphology? 

Frankly, I have no idea.