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Anything related to automatic completion of path/file/folder names or commands such as the ones provided by bash-completion package

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How to autocomplete formulas in LibreOffice Calc

I recently moved from MS Excel 2007 to LibreOffice Calc (now using Ubuntu 11.10) and there are some things that I still cannot do in LibreOffice Calc. One of these things is formula autocompletion. ...
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Tab autocomplete in terminal is not behaving properly

There's something odd about my autocomplete in the gnome terminal. I used to be able to type cp Downtab to get cp Downloads/, and then type Jettab to end up with cp Downloads/Jet\ Pack\ ...
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Autocompletion doesn't work while logged as root

I have just came across something that is really bothering me. Autocompletion on ubuntu works like a charm but when I login as root, e.g. su I get tab autocompletion only sometimes. Why does it work ...
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alt-tab completion while using SSH

I just recently discovered that pressing alt-tab on a console window allows me to autocomplete from the last commands and parameters I used. Very useful! But when using SSH from Windows this feature ...
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apt-get autocomplete package name is broken

At some moment apt-get install autocomplete was broken It was very useful to me to see packages name with Tab press How to repair this autocomplete?
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extra space before brackets [closed]

When I type something anywhere (bash, eclipse, this field) and open a bracket, Ubuntu adds a space before it. So instead of: code() I get code (). This creeps me out. How can I stop it doing that?
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enable auto-completion of apt-get for non-privileged user?

I've enabled apt-get in SUDO without password , and bash autocompletion for it need to be enabled as well , but how ? If i try to source that file: %> . /etc/bash_completion.d/apt No command ...
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How to alias 'git' to 'g' so that bash-completion rules are preserved?

If I do this: alias g='git' I loose all completion rules (i.e. branches and remotes are no longer being automatically completed when I hit TAB after typing, for example g push o).
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How do I get tab completion to work with 'rake'?

When I try to use tab completion with rake, only files are suggested: $ rails test-app | grep -v create; cd test-app $ rake <TAB><TAB> app/ db/ lib/ public/ README ...
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How can I use tab completion in the 'Run a command' box? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting completion feature with Alt+F2 in Unity? I finally upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 and so far, I am liking the experience. The only thing I have a problem with, is: ...
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Stop Terminal to auto-put forward slash in front of $HOME

I am running 11.04. Every time i tried to a command such as mv flieA $HOME/<somedir>/ Terminal automatically put "\" in front of $HOME when I hit the 'Tab' key for autocomplete mv flieA ...
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No Bash completion in VNC connections? [closed]

bash completion is not working with a vnc connection. I works if I login with ssh, but not with xterm/bash in a vnc connection. I tried with different display managers and with different machines, no ...
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Bash cannot expand backticks interactively

On RHEL5.2 (bash 2.3.25) I can cd `pwd`/[TAB] and pwd is substituted into my current working directory, using the output of pwd(1). How can I achieve the same functionality in Ubuntu 9.10 (bash ...
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Any editor that does autocompletion in Ubuntu?

Is there any editor/IDE(or a plugin for an existing editor like Vim or GEdit) that does auto-completion of many languages (not just C++)? Aptana does only HTML/CSS/JS and Code::Blocks does only C++ (I ...
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How do I disable pathname expansion in bash?

Suppose I'm a lazy bum and want to avoid putting every string in quotes when passing arguments to a function, how do I avoid the characters * and ? being used by bash for patname expansion? ...
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How enable tab-completion in Dash to run commands? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting completion feature with Alt+F2 in Unity? In stardard gnome when I do Alt+F2 I can complete paths and commands with Tab but now in Unity the focus moves down to ...
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Getting completion feature with Alt+F2 in Unity?

I know there is an application that does what I want. It's called gmrun But I was wondering if I could get something like bash completion with unity's run interface .i.e. with tab command ?
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Tab completion doesn't work for commands

I am trying to use tab completion for commands in Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1, running all the latest updates, but it doesn't seem to work. (Though package bash-completion is installed) Tab completion works ...
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Is it possible to get tab completion with sftp?

Sometimes I need to quickly copy a file from my remote server to my local machine. Here's my current workflow: I SSH into my remote server, find the file and copy its full path. I open new terminal ...