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 2.6.2 Completion Functions
 Here is the complete list of callable completion functions present in
  -- Function: int rl_complete_internal (int what_to_do)
      Complete the word at or before point.  WHAT_TO_DO says what to do
      with the completion.  A value of `?' means list the possible
      completions.  `TAB' means do standard completion.  `*' means
      insert all of the possible completions.  `!' means to display all
      of the possible completions, if there is more than one, as well as
      performing partial completion.  `@' is similar to `!', but
      possible completions are not listed if the possible completions
      share a common prefix.
  -- Function: int rl_complete (int ignore, int invoking_key)
      Complete the word at or before point.  You have supplied the
      function that does the initial simple matching selection algorithm
      (see `rl_completion_matches()' and `rl_completion_entry_function').
      The default is to do filename completion.  This calls
      `rl_complete_internal()' with an argument depending on
  -- Function: int rl_possible_completions (int count, int invoking_key)
      List the possible completions.  See description of `rl_complete
      ()'.  This calls `rl_complete_internal()' with an argument of `?'.
  -- Function: int rl_insert_completions (int count, int invoking_key)
      Insert the list of possible completions into the line, deleting the
      partially-completed word.  See description of `rl_complete()'.
      This calls `rl_complete_internal()' with an argument of `*'.
  -- Function: int rl_completion_mode (rl_command_func_t *cfunc)
      Returns the apppriate value to pass to `rl_complete_internal()'
      depending on whether CFUNC was called twice in succession and the
      values of the `show-all-if-ambiguous' and `show-all-if-unmodified'
      variables.  Application-specific completion functions may use this
      function to present the same interface as `rl_complete()'.
  -- Function: char ** rl_completion_matches (const char *text,
           rl_compentry_func_t *entry_func)
      Returns an array of strings which is a list of completions for
      TEXT.  If there are no completions, returns `NULL'.  The first
      entry in the returned array is the substitution for TEXT.  The
      remaining entries are the possible completions.  The array is
      terminated with a `NULL' pointer.
      ENTRY_FUNC is a function of two args, and returns a `char *'.  The
      first argument is TEXT.  The second is a state argument; it is
      zero on the first call, and non-zero on subsequent calls.
      ENTRY_FUNC returns a `NULL'  pointer to the caller when there are
      no more matches.
  -- Function: char * rl_filename_completion_function (const char *text,
           int state)
      A generator function for filename completion in the general case.
      TEXT is a partial filename.  The Bash source is a useful reference
      for writing application-specific completion functions (the Bash
      completion functions call this and other Readline functions).
  -- Function: char * rl_username_completion_function (const char *text,
           int state)
      A completion generator for usernames.  TEXT contains a partial
      username preceded by a random character (usually `~').  As with all
      completion generators, STATE is zero on the first call and non-zero
      for subsequent calls.
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