[PATCH] Command abbreviations and aliases

Michael Ellerman michael+bazaar at ellerman.id.au
Fri Apr 15 08:41:01 BST 2005

On Fri, 15 Apr 2005 17:30, Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> Michael Ellerman wrote:
> > I've adapted Jason's patch so that we don't have to explicitly specify
> > abbreviations like "st" => "status", we work them out by looking through
> > the list of commands. That also gives us "sta" => "status", "stat" =>
> > "status" etc.
> in my experience, that's a great way to end up with "interesting" usability
> problems when you extend the command set.
> I'd prefer a fixed and documented set of abbreviations, plus support for
> bash completion (etc).

Yeah that's a good point.

I think people expect this behaviour, just because other tools do it, but with 
a still growing command set I can see that it *might* be a problem.

I bash completion enabled by default on most distros these days? I didn't 
think so. What about zsh/tcsh/ksh/sh users?


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