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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Setting up tab-completion of paths in bash or zsh to resemble tcsh

I’m a long time tcsh user, but all the cool kids seem to be using either bash or zsh nowadays (that is, completion patterns for git or stuff are available for bash and zsh, rarely for tcsh). My ...
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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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How can I enable colored completion in Vim?

I understand that this questions could be a bit unclear, but I think an example will help. I'm in Vim and want to open a file. There are a few files in my directory and some have the same prefix. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Zsh .. (parent directory completion)

In zsh when I type .. and Press Tab I would like it to expand to ../. At the moment, zsh looks for a directory with two periods in the name and expands to that (such as .emacs.d). Which option ...
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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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Can I ignore dot files with cmd.exe tab completion?

I unfortunately need to work with cmd.exe from time to time and it usually doesn't bug me too much except when I am editing a file in vim and then try to run that file with tab-completion. If I have ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Branch names not showing in Mercurial's tab completion

I have a development machine running mercurial 1.6.3. Tab completion in bash works great for completing commands, tags and branch names. I've set up a new machine with the same mercurial version (both ...
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Escaping spaces in tab-completion in a Cygwin shell subprocess on GNU Emacs on Windows

I use GNU Emacs on Windows and Cygwin as my shell. If I create a Cygwin shell subprocess with M-x shell, I get a proper bash prompt. If I type this: cd ~/My<tab> it tab-completes to cd ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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-completion only after sourcing .bash_profile

I have bash-completion installed using macports and following lines in my .bash_profile if [ -f /opt/local/etc/bash_completion ]; then . /opt/local/etc/bash_completion fi but the completion ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...