[Chugalug] Double-tab complete

Randy Yates lpcustom at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 18:24:01 UTC 2013


Have you tried it in OS X yet Calloway?


On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 1:18 PM, Dan Lyke <danlyke at flutterby.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:05:12 -0500 (EST)
> JonathanCalloway <jonathancalloway at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Essentially, if you press the tab key twice, you will get a list of
> > files and folders at the current location of the path.
> >
> > Are any of you familiar with this?
>
> Yep! And you also know that (for good or bad), tab completion can now
> be sensitive to the options for the particular command you're running?
>
> For instance: "tar xzvf abc<tab><tab>" will show you the .tar.gz
> and .tgz files, but not the .zip or .bz2 files, starting with "abc",
> where "tar xjvf abc<tab><tab>" will show you the .bz2 files.
>
> Which can be kind of annoying because sometimes I know it's
> a .tar.something and I start typing it and hit tab and I have to go
> back and do an ls or an echo to figure out what the real filename is.
>
> On the other hand, some packages are starting to ship with full tab
> completion for the options, which can be super cool.
>
> Dan
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