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When using autocompletion it reveals web sites and file names.

So if i type scp goo and then type the Tab key it displays  google-earth-stable_current_amd64.deb

The question is, where does it get these web sites from in the autocomplation process. I know the file is obviously a file in my directory, but where are the web sites coming from?

PS: I have uninstalled Zeitgeist if that matters

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It got it from names of files in current directory, /etc/hosts file, ~/.ssh/config file and ~/.ssh/known_hosts file.

Check the script /usr/share/bash-completion/completions/scp from package bash-completion.

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Thanks, I had an entry of and was wondering where it came from, now I know, the host file, I have a host block file with all of the bogus sites so they don't come up. – Meer Borg May 10 '13 at 22:32

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