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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Bash completion doesn't work, or is ignoring what I've typed; but works for commands

Bash completion seems to be ignoring what I've typed (it tries to complete, but acts as if there's nothing under the cursor). I know I saw it work on this machine earlier today, but I'm not sure what ...
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Can I implement tab autocomplete in a bash script?

I have a script that, when a user enters a file name in a directory, performs automatic tagging operations on that file (mp3 tagging). My problem: It gets really tedious typing in the exact file ...
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Bash auto_completion with Xubuntu and xrdp from windows

I'm using Xubuntu and connecting over RemoteDesktop with Windows 7. Everything works fine, but the auto_completion in my bash doesn't work. I checked the .bashrc file in my home directory and also ...
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any way for auto-tab in mysql?

Using MySQL version 5.5 in Ubuntu 13.04.is there any way for enabling auto-completion with TAB in mysql ? I'd like to auto-tab for table names,database names,commands etc ,.
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Why doesn't Bash completion for 'cc' and 'c++' work?

While trying to compile using a C/C++ file using cc/c++ commands, I find that it is no longer possible for me to use Tab key for bash-completion. I could do the same before 12.10. Also, when ...
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Command tab completion of arguments from folder

Is it possible to create a list of completions for a command based on some folder's files? Say I want to run Sublime Text 2 on one of my projects, which are saved as ~/sublime_projects/*.sublime-...
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Force terminal text editors to open specific file types first, if there are multiple with the same name

If I have multiple files all with the same name (except, of course, the extension), is there a way of making bash auto-complete to a specific extension when I open them from the terminal with a text ...
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How to make my ubuntu auto-shutdown after successful update?

Using a EDGE for update is really not cool but i have to. So my update always runs in night when i go to sleep. Is there any way to set ubuntu to auto-shutdown after completion of update. Note: I ...
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Autocomplete while compiling a file with c++ is gone

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and have been programming mostly in C++. I use vim editor and c++ command to compile my .cpp file. What I have noticed is after typing c++ and pressing the Tab key, an ...
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Auto-completion does not work with sudo mount

I'm using 12.04.2 and auto-completion for mount does not work with sudo. If I don't use sudo auto-completion works as expected: $ mount --bind -t devpts /dev/<press tab> block/ char/ ...
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Are there different options for terminal autocomplete (tab) behaviour?

I don't like my terminal's autocomplete behaviour, to be honest I like windows' cmd behaviour better. Does bash (default shell in ubuntu) come with several options of the autocomplete behaviours? How ...
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Eclipse 4.2 (Juno) crashes on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise)

I installed eclipse 4.2 java on Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 and it just crashes everytime it opens the auto completion context menu. It crashes without any error message and just closes the eclipse window. ...
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How to make terminal autocomplete when there are several files/directory?

If I have several directories, like: afoo abar sometimes my terminal will refuse autocomplete when I press tab (e.g. "cd a" then tab), and print the list of directories instead. Sometimes it even ...
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How to see available commands that end with a certain string?

If you start typing and pressing tab the console tries to expand and show all commands, functions and executable scripts that begin with what you have started to write. Is there a way to see which ...
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Shell tab-completion for service command broken as root

On most of our servers, tab completion of service names after typing in the service command no longer works, as root. It works just fine as non-root. This is on Ubuntu 12.04. I'm not sure how to ...
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Is plugin needed for php code completion in Geany?

I'm new to Geany IDE. I have installed basic Geany without any plugins from ubuntu software center. I couldn't find code completion for php when I press Ctrl space. Is plugin needed for this ...
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auto-completion does not work for “sudo apt-get install”

Okay a college of mine just showed me that you could do sudo apt-get install <type first letters of package> <TAB> That it auto-completes the name of the package. Just for an example... ...
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Problem bash completion apt-get 12.10

I've got an annoying problem with completion and sudo apt-get. To give an example: $ sudo apt-get in[Tab][Tab] in intel_bios_reader includeres ...
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Wrong autocompletion with sudo apt-get

Does anybody know why if I type: apt-get upg<TAB> I get: apt-get upgrade but if I type: sudo apt-get upg<TAB> I get: sudo apt-get upgrade-from-grub-legacy
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Any way to list similar commands?

When you write the command name wrong, bash often does this: septi@norbert:~$ good No command 'good' found, did you mean: Command 'gold' from package 'binutils' (main) Command 'gmod' from package '...
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changes to /etc/bash.bashrc not permanent

After a recent upgrade to 12.04, auto tab completion was disable in /etc/bash.bashrc. I uncommented the following lines: if [ -f /etc/bash_completion ] && ! shopt -oq posix; then . /etc/...
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How to make bash stop tab autocompleting hidden directories

Most of the time, I don't need autocompletes for my hidden directories. In fact, that's the point of them being hidden! However, annoyingly, bash takes these directories into account when ...
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Autocomplete on .bash_aliases commands?

I have a whole bunch of aliased commands in .bash_aliases The most generic examples are alias apt-update="sudo apt-get update" alias apt-upgrade="sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" but then I also have ...
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Suggestions for IDE with code auto-completion for web development (LAMP) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What IDEs are available for Ubuntu? I am looking for an editor (IDE) for developing PHP web applications. I would need it to handle HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP at the ...
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CLI looking/acting strange on a BeagleBone

I'm having an issue with the Command Line Interface. I'm running Precise 12.04 armhf on a BeagleBone and all the functionality works fine that I need. I have a 'cosmetic problem' when logged in as the ...
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Why doesn't autocomplete work after typing the “su” command? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Autocompletion doesn't work while logged as root I have had a few times when autocomplete doesn't seem to be there when pressing the tab button. I can recreate this ...
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How to Tab-complete directories when in symlinked directory?

I have a symlink: /path/to/foo -> /path/to/bar/foo When in /path/to/foo I might want to cd to /path/to/bar/foo: $ cd ../ Tab Then nothing autocompletes. I can still cd just fine by typing in ...
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Terminal command autocomplete

I'm currently trying to switch from OpenSUSE to Ubuntu as my main OS. While most of opensuse features is there in ubuntu, there is one feature that doesn't. In Opensuse, I can always use Ctrl+Up to ...
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Bash Completion Doesn't Work In Root User

I'm on 12.04 and I'm trying to find a way to enable Bash completion in root user. Any ideas on how to do that?
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Bash Tab Auto-complete not working for apt

apt-get install and apt-cache policy do not complete package names. I have double checked /etc/bash.bashrc, no irregularities. Googled for answers but none suffice. Any help/advice?
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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\ Instructions....
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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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Can I make Tab auto-completion case-insensitive in the terminal?

Ubuntu's Terminal uses case-sensitive auto-completion, as I suppose would be expected for Linux. But I think it would often be more convenient to use a case-insensitive one instead, to save you ...
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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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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 'have'...
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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? [duplicate]

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 4.0....
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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 ...