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Re: Circulate matches in command completion?


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Circulate matches in command completion?
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:58:19 -0500
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On 2/11/10 10:54 AM, Peng Yu wrote:
> Suppose I file 'a1.txt' and 'a2.txt' in my current directory. When I
> type 'cat a' then TAB, it will show me 'a1.txt' and 'a2.txt'. If I
> type TAB repeatedly, it will always show me the same thing.
> 
> However, a better response might be
> 1. complete the command to 'cat a1.txt' at the 2nd TAB,
> 2. complete the command to 'cat a2.txt' at the 3rd TAB,
> 3. return to the original 'cat a' at the 4th TAB,
> 4. complete the command to 'cat a1.txt' again at the 5th TAB.
> 
> I'm wondering if there is a way to configure bash this way.

bind 'TAB:menu-complete'

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