Shell tab-completion and other helpful command-line tricks

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Fri Jan 23 21:46:05 UTC 2009

On Friday 23 January 2009, Paul Rumelhart wrote:
> I hope you find this helpful, and if you know of any cute tab-completion
> tricks please let us know.  If you use the command-line a lot, you'll
> find that pressing the tab key becomes instinctive and you'll really
> miss it when you are in a program that doesn't use it.

One I use a lot is       cd  -

Takes you back to the previous directory you were in.

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