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One of the nice features of vim is that you can ask it to ignore certain types of files when you hit tab by using the following command in vimrc:

set wildignore+=*.hi,*.pyc,*.o

Is there a similar setting for bash so I can ignore types of files when I tab in the command line?

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The bash variable you are looking for is FIGNORE, for your example

export FIGNORE=$FIGNORE:.hi:.pyc:.o

I personally still cannot live without

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What is CVS? A filename or something with special meaning? – Frozen Flame Jul 11 '15 at 4:21
@FrozenFlame, CVS is the directory where the archaic version control system cvs ( stores its control files. The example shows how FIGNORE may contain both file and directory patterns. – Benjamin Bannier Jul 11 '15 at 10:17

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