I have noticed sometimes that tab completion is helpfully filtered in bash. I am a java programmer and often use the
javac commands in the terminal for quick or remote tasks.
Say I have the two usual files in a directory:
If I ask bash to tabcomplete from the command prefix
java M, it fills straight out to
java MyProgram, this is helpful. Clearly either bash is configured to only accept *.class completions for the
java command (and knows to strip the file extension), or the
java command is telling bash this somehow.
I would like to accomplish the same with a text editor, so I could type in
nano M and have it tab complete to
nano MyProgram.java rather than pausing at
nano MyProgram., is it possible to say, blacklist *.class from nano's tab complete?
Most of all I'd just be interested to know if this is a bash configuration or something program-side.