Terminal directory navigation with the tab key
May 13, '02 09:19:29AM
Contributed by: Mikey-San
One of my favourite lines in my ~/.tcshrc file is this line:
bindkey "^I" complete-word-fwdIt's been discussed on macosxhints before. What I've just now discovered -- yeah, I'm slow -- is that it gets a little cooler if you have a working shift or right arrow key.
Go somewhere and type 'ls' and hit tab. You'll start cycling through the directory's contents alphabetically. When you hit a folder with stuff in it, hit shift-tab (or the right arrow key). Start hitting tab again, and now you cycle through the contents of the directory that was on the 'ls' line. This also works with other commands, of course. Spiffy, eh?
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