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Tab complete setsid

I regularly use setsid to open a program as a separate process, however it doesn't use tab completion so I end up writing the full program name. Is it possible to add tab completion to setsid? Has to ...
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Bash expansion to list from a directory

I tend to work on multiple projects, all stored inside my home (~) directory inside a directory called web. At one point all my projects were inside a single directory inside this; so to move from ...
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Can't tab complete in psql

For some reason, tab-completion isn't working in psql on my Mac. I can tab complete table and field names just fine in Ubuntu, but pressing TAB fails to work in Mac OS X. I can successfully use my ...
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Is it possible to have tab completion of drop-down lists in web pages in Firefox?

Does anyone know of a Firefox plugin that would enable tab-completion (or some other key sequence like Alt-L) of items in drop-down lists in web forms? e.g. ou<TAB>in<TAB>s<TAB> ...
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Do not expand wildcard on tab completion

I'm wondering how I can configure zsh to not expand the wildcard in a filename. For example I have a directory of a couple hundred files named as following: a.foo-bar a.foo b.foo-bar b.foo c.foo-bar ...
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Reusing _kill completion in .bashrc fails

I'm trying to extend bash completion alias perf-connect-process="perf record -p"; alias pperf=perf-connect-process; complete -F _kill perf-connect-process; complete -F _kill pperf; by reusing the ...
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How to hide a program from linux's tab-completion

I have an account on a shared machine, and cannot access /usr/bin, where there are many programs which I never use. I'd like tabbing to ignore many of these programs, for example I'd like ...
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How can I get bash to perform case insensitive tab-completion for my aliases and functions?

I have a alias like this: alias sshUntrusted='ssh -X -C -c blowfish-cbc,arcfour' when I type: $ sshun bash does not complete this alias I have put set completion-ignore-case on #ignore case ...
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Why does CygWin shell uses TAB completion for .DLL files?

If I type in a CygWin Bash shell forma TAB, the result expands to format.com. But if I type modeTABTAB, the results expands to: $ mode mode.com modemui.dll As long as .DLL files are not ...
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zsh tab completion to run scripts in current folder (.<TAB>scr<TAB>)->./script.sh

I have an issue with zsh (or oh-my-zsh): When I want to run a script in current directory, I do ./script.sh. In bash I could do .<TAB> and it would give me ./ where I could continue typing the ...
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tmux completion (not shell completion)

Is there any way to do completion of arbitrary text from your tmux session (e.g. output from previous commands)? Something similar to hippie-expand in emacs or Any word completion in vim? Note that ...
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A tab in Tmux results in an indent and tabcompletion

I ruined my tabcompletion in Tmux. When I use tabcompletion and I've multiple options which fit the prefix Tmux is acting weird. Assume I've a folder with subfolders downloads and documents. When I ...
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Tab completion that honors $CDPATH

I've installed bash_completion and set my $CDPATH. I can successfully cd to subdirectories of those in my $CDPATH. What I'd like to do from here is for tab completion to bring up files in those ...
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How does tab-completion “know” what files there are in sub/super folder?

I wonder how tab-completion knows that certain file exists in a directory above the current directory or in the working directory? If I have a file named foobar in a subdirectory and I type in foo ...
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How to make tab completion work within parentheses

On my Ubuntu machine, I can do this emacs $(which first-part-of-executable<tab> and bash will tab-complete the full executable name. I enabled this myself by adding complete -c which to ...
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bash tab completion doesn't work on shell scripts

On my Fedora 19 system tab completion doesn't work for bash scripts when I have a sh at the beginning of the command line unless the script filename ends with a .sh. That is, if I type: $ sh ...
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How can I prevent Supertab to try completion even if I just want to enter a tab?

Even when I have an empty buffer in vim, supertab tries to do a completion at the begining. How can I configure supertab to only try tab-completion if there's a character?
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Use zsh completion in vim instead of vim one

I like zsh completion where for example I can write f/o/fTab and get folder/other_folder/file.txt (I'm not sure, it's possible feature of oh-my-zsh, not zsh, but it seems that it doesn't matter) Also ...
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How to adjust tab completion in Sublime Text 2

Is there a way to "complete completion within completion"? Example: Completions: 'fra' => '\frac{$1}{$0}' 'bf' => '\mathbf{$0}' I do fra<tab>bf<tab> and want to have ...
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bash tab-completion list below prompt

Whenever I use tab-completion, the list of possibilities is displayed and the prompt is duplicated below (| indicates the final cursor position): $ vim ~/.<TAB> ./ ../ .bashrc .vimrc $ ...
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Use two different completions in tcsh

I want to make a tcsh completion that completes with both a relative directory (ie p/*/d/), or the output of a command (ie p/*/'completionterms'/). Is this possible? Looking at the tcsh man page it's ...
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bash completion for filename patterns or directories

I'm trying to get a bash completion script set up and having some trouble. I would like to set it up so the completions listed are either files matching a particular extension, or directories (which ...
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Is there a shell which supports fuzzy completion as in Sublime Text?

I'm using bash and I was wondering if there is any plugin in bash or other shell which allows me to do this cat tfnislong.txt + [tab] completes to cat ThisFileNameIsSoLong.txt just like tab completion ...
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zsh completion doesn't work under Cygwin for other drives

I'm on Win7 x64, Cygwin 1.7 and zsh (and using oh-my-zsh). Zsh newbie here. I've reviewed zsh autocompletion not working on cygwin and tried the solution there but no luck. My mount table: C: on ...
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Make emacs autocomplete cpp files over binary files

My question is similar to this one, except for emacs instead of vim. The issue is that I have a cpp file that I want to open and when I type f[TAB] it autocompletes to foo the binary file foo instead ...
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Bash-like, non-rotating filename tab completion with PowerShell

Under Windows, using PowerShell, is it possible to make the filename suggestion (using the Tab key) work like with bash under Linux? Let's assume a directory contains 3 directories: example1, example ...
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How do I restore tab-completion on shell variables on the bash command-line?

I've long set my most-recently visited directories to shell variables d1, d2, etc. On an ancient Fedora machine I could type a command like $ cp $d1/ and the shell would replace $d1 with text like ...
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Windows 8 cmd %PATH% tab completion

I have to assume I was confused about the directory I was working in, but when I initially installed Win8, I would swear that I had %PATH% tab completion. As in >pi tab becomes >ping. Was I ...
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How do I get zsh tab completion to “vi **/foo<TAB>” to match and complete the first file matching “foo*” anywhere under the current directory?

How do I get zsh tab completion to cat **/foo<TAB> to match and complete the first file matching foo* in any subdirectory under the current directory? For example, do this while inside a fresh ...
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Bash filename tab completion

I have noticed sometimes that tab completion is helpfully filtered in bash. I am a java programmer and often use the java and javac commands in the terminal for quick or remote tasks. Say I have the ...
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Unquoted completion lists in zsh

I noticed that autocompletion lists in zsh escape all filenames like this Age\ of\ Empires\ 2/ ePSXe\ 1.7.0/ Touhou\ Project/ Windows\ 98\ SE/ Aikisado/ Mathematica\ 8/ ...
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Can bash (or a terminal) auto-complete (tab-complete) from terminal buffer contents?

Imagine I have a bash session in a terminal, just after some output: $ grep foo *.txt this.txt: something123 foo $ After this grep, let's say that my next command will take something123 as an ...
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Tab-completion friendly names for start / stop

I have many scripts that are used to start and stop services. It is frustrating when using tab completion that you need to type: ./serviceScript.sh [sta|sto] before there is enough information ...
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left tab completion in bash or zsh

When I use standard tab completion in bash or zsh, I type the first part of a filename or path, then hit to complete the word. This works well unless I'm in a directory full of files where all of the ...
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Why does bash tab-expand a tilde when I am completing a vim file name?

If I type cat ~/.bashr<TAB> then it completes to cat ~/.bashrc. If I type vim ~/.bashr<TAB> then it completes to vim /home/neil/.bashrc... (It does the same with vi, which is aliased to ...
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sudo bash completion for locations user has no permissions for - how to handle?

Example: drwx------ 2 root root 16384 26. juuli 2009 lost+found How do I get this to show me completions: sudo ls -l /lost+found/<TAB> I'm looking for a solution that works across all ...
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Bash Shell Hangs on ?+Tab-complete

I often use tab completion in Bash when completing directories, but I find that it hangs for an unacceptable amount of time if I accidentally include a question mark in the directory. I'd like to know ...
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How can I get bash to perform tab-completion for my aliases?

I have a bunch of bash completion scripts set up (mostly using bash-it and some manually setup). I also have a bunch of aliases setup for common tasks like gco for git checkout. Right now I can ...
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urxvt - tab expand environment variables

I am new to urxvt (moved from gnome-terminal -> Ubuntu 12.04 refugee). I am used to having environment variables expand in gnome-terminal by default Suppose that I have an environment variable ...
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COMP_LINE not set despite bash completion being installed

I'm using homebrew's bash completion package on OSX, which is installed in /usr/local/etc/bash_completion. It's working fine, but there are many extensions for it which rely on various environment ...
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Is it possible to force bash tab completion suggestions to list in a single column?

When I'm typing a filename and double-press Tab, a directory listing occurs to suggest all options for the tab completion. By default it lists in the same format as ls however I would prefer it to ...
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Bash: always display file possibilities on tab-complete

When I use tab for filename completion and there are more than ~100 matches, it displays something like "Display all 403 possibilities? (y or n)". This gets annoying when I do it many times a day. Is ...
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Zsh, directory tab-completion with prefix

I have a directory where I put all my projects in, let's say it's ~/projects as an example. I've made a command called s which takes one argument, and moves me into that directory. E.g.: s foo moves ...
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zsh completion will not work in emacs shell

I'm learning about the more powerful tab-completion and expansion capabilities of zsh, and they don't seem to work when I run zsh under emacs with M-x shell: cat $PATH<TAB> expands the tab ...
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Is there a way to tell the shell (zsh preferably) about a command?

I defined an alias: alias school="cd ~/School/3BaFys/" to quickly go to the folder 3BaFys which contains all of the directories I need this year. Is there a way to tell zsh that when I do: ...
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Vim command mode complete word

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 ...
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How do you set a minimum number of characters for Bash tab completion?

Is there a way to set a minimum number of characters to Bash's tab completion? My reason is that I often accidentally press the tab key on an empty command line and it takes forever to load the ...
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Access Finder's “Open With” menu from the commandline (for tab completion)

On Mac OS X, I know one can open a file from the commandline with its default application with open, and with other applications with open -a <application name>. Thus, open movie.avi open -a ...
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Why does ~username/ change to /home/username if tab-completing a path with a space in it?

In ~jacksonc/temp/ there are two files, test.txt and space test.txt, both placed there through Windows (using Samba). Using bash, if I type cat ~jacksonc/temp/t[tab] , it autocompletes to cat ...
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filetype-aware tab-completion in bash?

Is it possible to have filetype-aware tab-completion in bash? I.e. let's say there are two files in a directory, "foobar.txt" and "foobar.html", when I type "firefox foo" and then hit tab, bash would ...