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Re: How to apply Bash completion usefully and more practically


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: How to apply Bash completion usefully and more practically
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:07:20 -0500
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On 2/25/18 5:01 AM, Budi wrote:
> How to apply Bash completion in more useful way.
> If TAB key is pressed Bash just show a list of corresponding command, I
> thought it will scroll over all corresponding command on which the cursor
> of shell prompt is active. (just like traditional Windows cmd prompt)
> How to make it able to perform such ? Thanks so much in advance

If I understand this correctly, you want the default to be what readline
calls `menu completion'. You can bind tab to menu-complete to get what I
think you want:

bind 'TAB:menu-complete'

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