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Re: Circulate matches in command completion?


From: DennisW
Subject: Re: Circulate matches in command completion?
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:36:13 -0800 (PST)
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On Feb 11, 11:33 am, Peng Yu <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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?

The first command should be:

bind 'set show-all-if-ambiguous On'


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