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Re: Hitting Esc twice auto-completes

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Hitting Esc twice auto-completes
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:56:19 -0500
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On 11/20/12 5:40 PM, smu johnson wrote:
> Hi.
> If you are in regular emacs mode in Bash, and you hit Esc twice, it acts as
> an auto-complete, similar to just hitting tab.

Yes.  Readline has behaved this way for many years, since at least
bash-1.14.  It's present for compatibility with ksh (first ksh88, then


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