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I wondered if theres a way to do rotational style completion in bash similar to the behavoir on cmd.exe, I've found it speeds me up in regard to entering commands

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is there any way of making cmd.exe's behaviour more similar to bash. I make less mistakes in bash because it doesnt pick the wrong file. –  justintime Dec 16 '10 at 22:32

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In your ~/.inputrc file, add:

"\C-i": menu-complete

to re-read that file so it takes effect in the current shell, press Ctrl-x Ctrl-r.

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This was really useful for my blind friend. Normal bash tab completion is useless with a screen reader; this makes it useable. –  CajunLuke Feb 16 '11 at 5:05
    
reset would probably work too... –  Hello71 Apr 19 '11 at 2:28
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@Hello71: reset affects the terminal, not bash. –  Dennis Williamson Apr 19 '11 at 13:11
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@KoMet: bind 'set completion-ignore-case on' at a prompt or in ~/.bashrc or set completion-ignore-case on in ~/.inputrc. –  Dennis Williamson Jul 11 '12 at 14:11
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@KoMet: You're welcome. Upvotes are always appreciated. –  Dennis Williamson Jul 11 '12 at 14:35

That won't be a very meaningful answer, but you have answer here:

http://spoonmanwos.blogspot.com/2006/02/bash-completion.html

http://www.jpsdomain.org/linux/linux.html

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