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sr #109285: Feature Request - autocomplete only shows the difference downstream of entry

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Submitted on:  Wed 29 Mar 2017 03:08:29 PM UTC  
 
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  Need Info
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Tue 04 Apr 2017 06:49:37 PM UTC, comment #1:

How about seeing what you can do with the readline `completion-prefix-display-length' variable?

Chet Ramey <chet>
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Wed 29 Mar 2017 03:08:29 PM UTC, original submission:

I work with a lot of files where I've documented progress by expanding the extension. E.g.,

sourcefile.step1.step2.step3.step4.etc

similarly, my work flow will branch,

sourcefile.step1.step1A.step1B.step2A.etc.etc

You can imagine with lots of steps, or steps with long names, the file names become an eyesore (literally), when I use the tab autocomplete, because when I double tap TAB, i get a list of files that I might be interested in.

However, I already know that I'm interested in

sourcefile.step1.step2.step3

What I want to see is whats different,

sourcefile.step1.step2.step3.x
sourcefile.step1.step2.step3.y
sourcefile.step1.step2.step3.z

so could the TAB autocomplete be modified to only show the components that differ? e.g.,

...x
...y
...z

I already know whats in "..." , because I typed it in.

Hooray computers!

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