Edit: Using bash.
I am in a directory that has several files in it. As a quicker method than typing it out, I would like to get one of those file names to "type itself" on the command line.
So far, my command is
I would now like to "select" a file name to "populate" onto the command line.
Tabtwice. and your shell ( to find out
getent passwd $USER | cut -d: -f7) will show you your choices.
Tabagain. If what you typed uniquely specifies 1 file, that filename will be filled in, if not, you'll see another list.
dialog(eg this). Or perhaps use something like
mc, select file with cursors and then F6 to move/rename.