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Re: Circulate matches in command completion?


From: Peng Yu
Subject: Re: Circulate matches in command completion?
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:05:42 -0600

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 9:58 AM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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'

This is helpful. But it is not exactly what I'm looking for. I still
want to show 'a1.txt' and 'a2.txt' at the 1st TAB. The above bind
command gives me 'cat a1.txt' directly at the 1st TAB.




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