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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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Smart tab completion (for directories)?

Are there shell versions that have a more intelligent tab completion? I'd like to be able to type cd foo-<TAB> Then it would show me the possible completions along with numbers that I can ...
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How to minimize typing when frequently changing directories?

What are some good Linux commands to make switching between different directories on the command line easier? I often have to switch between different directories with long names, e.g. cd ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bash completion makes bash start slowly

Starting a bash on my ubuntu system takes about 2 seconds. If I remove loading /etc/bash_completition in .bashrc it starts without delay. Of course I don't want to give up completition and I don't ...
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How do I make bash do vim-like tab completion for file names?

I'd like for bash to rotate through the matching file names instead of listing them, like the default tab completion behavior in vim. Is there an easy command to do this? This is essentially the ...
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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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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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BASH 4.2.45(1) - shopt direxpand breaks tab completion for ~

I have a machine with Mac OS X installed, running Bash 4.2.45(1). When I enable shopt direxpand, it works as expected, however when I try to do the following tab complete, the tab completion process ...
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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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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 can I get emacs under windows to autocomplete paths in shell buffers using “\” instead of “/”?

I'm using emacs to work on linux, windows, osx and everything is fine except one annoying problem with shell buffers under windows. Autocompleting filenames would work great (better than standard ...
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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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Shell completion of pdflatex

I have a central installation of TeXlive and noticed that any Linux machine I mount it to will automatically know that pdflatex can only be tab-completed with .tex files. On the other hand, there's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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On Linux, why does directory tab completion add a \ to a path starting with ~

On my work scientific linux 6.2 machine, I often start typing in a directory like below and use tab completion to finish it: ~/mydir But when I hit tab, it becomes e.g. \~/mydirectory/ With an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ZSH autocomplete second argument

I'm on my $HOME directory, there is a foo.zip file. I want to extract it into $HOME/work directory, which exists I type unzip foo it expands the filename, I enter but it doesn't expand the "w" 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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Filename tab completion within bash backtick environment

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 and I've ran into a little bit of a snag with bash completions within backticks. Here's an example to illustrate: I save streaming URL:s to my radio-stations in text files, and I ...