Tab autocomplete like windows shell?
I've been googling for this answer on and off for a few days.
Bash and perhaps all the other shells, autocomplete by listing all possibilities if there are any ambiguities.
But I want something like this :
say a directory has "a","abc","abcd","abcde".
1 user@somewhere:/ a <tab>
2 user@somewhere:/ ab <tab>
3 user@somewhere:/ abc <tab>
4 user@somewhere:/ abcd <tab>
5 user@somewhere:/ abcde <tab>
6 user@somewhere:/ a <tab>
i'm wondering there's any patch to bash or alternative shell that does what window shell autocomplete does ? That is, for each tab, show the next match. (cycling thru all the possibilities)
Just hit tab twice and it will show a list of possibilities.
thanks for the reply. but i know about that behaviour but would like to let the computer go thru each match instead of completing until where ambiguity strikes. and i have to fill in the rest (which might be several characters long).
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