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Filename completion, internet files

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Charles Dye, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Charles Dye

    Charles Dye Super Moderator
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    Attempting to download the latest build from the command line, I was unable to use filename completion. Thought I'd found a new bug; nope, just a configuration error. I had UnixPaths=NO. Fixed that, everything worked as expected.

    Suggest that whenever file completion is attempted on an internet file, i.e. anything beginning with xxx:// then forward slashes should be handled as if UnixPaths=YES, regardless of the current setting.
     
  2. Steve Fabian

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    Charles Dye wrote:
    | Suggest that whenever file completion is attempted on an internet
    | file, i.e. anything beginning with xxx:// then forward slashes
    | should be handled as if UnixPaths=YES, regardless of the current
    | setting.

    Concur.
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    Steve
     
  3. rconn

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    Only possible if you don't have additional forward slashes in the name; i.e. something like:

    ftp://jpsoft.com<tab>

    would work but

    ftp://jpsoft.com/tcmd/foo<tab>

    would be incomprehensible to the parser.

    Of course, if you could get everybody to use the correct syntax and put spaces before their switch characters, it'd be easy to implement.
     

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