Friday, January 19, 2007

Better Bash Autocomplete

Found a positing on how to stop bash autocompleting all the hidden files. This had been bugging me for a while...

Simply edit ~/.inputrc and add:
set match-hidden-files Off

Hidden files are only matched if you explicitly type in the period.


Squirk said...

I'm confused -- this has always been the default on all the systems I've used.

Joel said...

What I'd like to do is ignore backup files ending in ~.

Also in file browsers and open dialogs.