Restricted tab-completion is annoying
morgan.collett at gmail.com
Thu Oct 11 08:19:10 UTC 2007
On 10/11/07, Aaron C. de Bruyn <ubuntu-devel-discuss at darkpixel.com> wrote:
> Yes, you hit tab to complete certain commands and filenames. It seems like Ubuntu is trying to be helpful by showing you only the things it thinks you need.
bash completion isn't an Ubuntu feature specifically - it's a bash
feature. See http://www.hypexr.org/bash_tutorial.php#completion for
It now doesn't only operate on files. Try "apt-cache show
linux-image-3<Tab>" and you'll see it complete from the package
If you type cd, it only completes on directory names.
If you type mplayer, there's obviously a rule to only complete files
with a common video extension. So my guess is you could modify the
bash completion config to perhaps complete any file there, or write a
script to rename your videos to the appropriate extension.
Hope that helps
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