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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 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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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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Is it possible to use ZSH-style completion in IPython?

In IPython, if I trigger a completion in an ambiguous context, for example var = [press TAB] then I got a whole screen of completion candidates. I have to scroll up to find out what I did before. ...
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How to bash complete an alias as the command [duplicate]

I have an alias alias gi=git Unlike git, gi cannot complete on subcommands, paths, branches. How can I tell bash to "complete X as if it were Y"?
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Trouble creating Custom Completions for Sublime Text 3

UPDATED I'm working on Salesforce development using the MavensMate plugin for Sublime Text 3. I'm wanting to create a custom completions file that will contain some common HTML tag class names that I ...
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bash/readline doesn't autocomplete directory name

I have an executable in a subdirectory of the current directory: ~ $ ls -l src/users -rwxr-xr-x 1 me users 1001K Nov 17 18:52 src/users* I try to execute it by typing sr and then clicking tab. ...
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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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Make bash's tab-completion case-insensitive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Case insensitive tab completion in Bash Is there any way to make the tab-completion in bash case-insensitive? For instance, if I have a file called Hello.txt and try to ...
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How can I regenerate the “bash_completions” file from “bash-completion/completions” directory?

Somehow my /usr/share/bash-completion/bash_completion file (which is sourced by /etc/bash_completion) has been deleted. However, the rest of the bash-completion directory appears intact: there is ...
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Reloading tab completion in postinst script

I'm distributing a .deb that (among other things) installs a file to /etc/bash_completion.d/example for tab completion. The file gets installed correctly, but the tab completion is not immediately ...
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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 do I view the tab completion function for a command in bash?

I ultimately want to alias screen -r. I mostly want to do this because that command has an awesome tab completion feature that shows me the current GNU screen sessions. I want that power with the ...
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history-search-backward ignores search text after first space character?

I use a lot of git commands and since they are mostly 2-word command names, matching doesn't find the closest match. For example: # type in some commands git checkout - git status mvn test # try to ...
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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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Bash filename tab completion when an environment variable is present

When I use tab completion on a normal path like this: vim /home/tester001/di<tab> it correctly expands to: vim /home/tester001/directory_1/ and I can continue like this: vim ...
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Completion when pasting Bash command beginning with tabs

I'm writing a Dockerfile which I'm formatting using tabs (which I usually use everywhere). But I've copied a multi-line command where the second line begins with two tab characters, i.e.: apt-get -y ...
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SublimeText XML completions file

I apparently can't get autocompletion to work in my XML files. Here is my xml.sublime-completions file, which I added to the User folder: { "scope": "text.xml", "completions": [ { ...
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tsch: tab-complete filename after --flag=

One the small annoyances I have in my daily use of tcsh is when I start writing a command like this: # do_stuff --input=/path/to/some I wish to use tab-completion to finish writing ...
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zsh completion for all executables in path

I have written a script which itself takes as an argument any arbitrary executable in my $PATH. Is there a way to create a zsh (or bash) completion function such that I would be able to type myFunc ...
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bash complete: list directory names from a defined directory?

I need the directory names in /mailman/lists to tab-complete as an argument (without any slashes) to the 'list_members' command regardless of where I am in the filesystem. In tcsh (on our old ...
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Match the end of a path using bash completion

I am trying to modify z.sh so bash completion will give me a list of matches when the pattern occurs anywhere in match. I think I am bumping into a limitation on bash's completion tools. Here is a ...
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Bash partial glob expansion

I have a question similar to this one, but different: I want bash to use a glob expansion in auto-completion, if possible. For example, I would like $ ls *2.<TAB> To give me: $ ls mydoc2. ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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How do I abort building the list for tab completion without losing the command?

some_very_long_command_line --arg1 --arg2=555 --arg4 ... ... ... && <now Tab pressed> (Now it works. I want to cancel before the following message) Display all 6936 possibilities? (y or ...
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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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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 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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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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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-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 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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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 ...