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Is there a way to get Vim in command mode to complete words from the current file? Say I have this file:

one
two
three
once

and I enter command line mode

:myruncommand o|

where | denotes the cursor position. How do I make Vim complete one or once when pressing Tab?

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Quote from the script description: "In ':' mode, completion is available only after a '/'." Not really what I need. –  Nickolay Kolev Sep 20 '11 at 7:45

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It's not possible natively, but it took about one minute to find this script and this one on vim.org.

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Completion is available if you enter history of command mode. Very handy to alter or repeat previously used commands.

Press q: in normal mode to enter command history pane.

See http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Using_command-line_history for more details.

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