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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 11:33:37 -0600

On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 2/11/10 11:05 AM, Peng Yu wrote:
>> 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.
>
> Look at the 'show-all-if-ambiguous' option.  The combination may do what
> you want.

set show-all-if-ambiguous On
bind 'TAB:menu-complete'

I typed in the above two commands. It seems that command completion is
the same as if I only typed in the second command. Do you know why?




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