Programmable completion code (bash) for ipset (netfilter.org)

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This is the programmable completion code for the ipset program (netfilter.org).

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  • Interactive completion for ipset.
  • This completion specification follows the logic of ipset and will only show commands and options, when they are available for the current context. Providing some kind of interactive help.
  • Show and complete commands and options.
  • Show and complete set names.
  • Show and complete the set types when using the create and help command.
  • Show and complete set elements (members) when using the del or test command.
  • Show and complete hostnames,IP and MAC addresses and interface names when adding, deleting or testing elements
  • Complete on filenames if the current option requires it.
  • Complete variable names and command substitution.
  • Don't complete if an invalid combination of options is used.
  • Optionally don't complete if an invalid value of an option argument is detected.
  • Environment variables allow to modify completion behaviour.


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Intended Audience

Advanced End Users, Security Professionals, System Administrators

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Programming Language

Unix Shell


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