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Re: question about bash-completion and gzip



On 9/8/05, hpt <hanpingtian gmail com> wrote:
> I think that the bash-completion would allow the gzip to complete a file
> name which doesn't end with ".gz", for example a file named "gzipfile"
> while the gzip's options is "-dc".  Because when use "-dc", gzip dosen't
> care about the file name's suffix.
> 
I don't get what you mean. bash tab completion fills in commands on
your path and existing files from what you typed so far. gzip doesn't
care about extensions, I could compress something and call it
file.foo, and the file command would still know it's gzip compress and
gunzip would decompress it.


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