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Bash in my Fedora 16 seems to autocomplete arguments based on the command itself. So if I for example type

cd Tab

… it will only show directories.

There are however far too many commands where it doesn't know the expected input types, so is there any way to disable this feature?

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Remove the bash-completion package.

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Works like a dream. Thank you – MTilsted May 7 '12 at 13:34

Another way to disable it on a per-user basis is by doing complete -r in your .bashrc file. Type help complete for more information.

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