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Old 01-08-2013, 04:00 AM   #1
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Any substitute key for <TAB> (auto completion)?

If I may ask. It is not responding and I will not buy a new keyboard within the next days. Perhaps bash (4.2.37) has some key combination that can be used for auto completion.

For the moment I can do ^I, but this has nothing to do with the shell. It's scan code to ascii tranlation and a bit clumsy.

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Old 01-08-2013, 06:27 AM   #2
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You could map a different key to the 'complete' function in .inputrc.

Looks like this has the details: bash - Change autocomplete key - Stack Overflow
Old 01-08-2013, 06:52 AM   #3
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Well, it looks like my solution. But on second thought, apart from mapping another key, a double key stroke seems the only possible one. Thanks you for your link.


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