Let's say I have a lot of files in a directory that take on the following names:
FF_01_1000 FF_01_1001 FF_01_1002 . . . FF_01_9999 FF_02_1000 FF_02_1001 FF_02_1002 . . . FF_02_9999
Now, if I type a
into the terminal and press tab, it will autocomplete and I will get the following:
Now, if I press tab again to see what options I have, bash will show all 19998 filenames. But what if I want to know the options I have up to the first level of ambiguity, or a tab like key that gives me the following output in the terminal only:
This kind of option is very useful when it comes to navigating filenames that use dates.