Re: [dev] [PATCH] Add tab-completion file-name expansion.

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Sun, 6 Jul 2014 20:31:11 +0200

On Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:19:15 +0200
Michal Nazarewicz <> wrote:

> Add a “-c” option which enables tab-completion for file-names. With
> it enabled, when entered text contains multiple words (for example
> “soffice docs”) or contains a slash (for example “~/bin”), pressing
> C-i or Tab will expand the last argument as a file name.
> If there were multiple expansions the longest common prefix is
> substituted. Otherwise, if there was exactly one expansion a slash or
> space is added ofter it depending on whether it expanded to
> a directory name or not.
> One known limitation is that if expanded file name contains
> white-space, user will have to quote the argument herself or otherwise
> when executing it will likely be interpreted as separate arguments.

> +© 2014 Google Inc. // author: Michal Nazarewicz <>


I don't know about you guys but I don't want Google to infest the
license. Michal, either you join the license with your name only or
forget about the patch.
I've had very bad experiences with big companies having
licensing-rights on smaller software. If you see Google in a license,
always be aware of the army of lawyers they have behind them.

This is too much of a risk to carry!


Concerning the patch itself: Is the added huge complexity worth it for
this small feature?



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