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Term::Complete

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Term::Complete

NAME

Term::Complete - Perl word completion module

SYNOPSIS

  1. $input = Complete('prompt_string', \@completion_list);
  2. $input = Complete('prompt_string', @completion_list);

DESCRIPTION

This routine provides word completion on the list of words in the array (or array ref).

The tty driver is put into raw mode and restored using an operating system specific command, in UNIX-like environments stty .

The following command characters are defined:

  • <tab>

    Attempts word completion. Cannot be changed.

  • ^D

    Prints completion list. Defined by $Term::Complete::complete.

  • ^U

    Erases the current input. Defined by $Term::Complete::kill.

  • <del>, <bs>

    Erases one character. Defined by $Term::Complete::erase1 and $Term::Complete::erase2.

DIAGNOSTICS

Bell sounds when word completion fails.

BUGS

The completion character <tab> cannot be changed.

AUTHOR

Wayne Thompson