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A Few bash Features

This section mentions just a few of the most commonly used Bash features; for a more complete discussion see Chapter 6.

Tab Completion

The bash shell can guess what filename or command you are trying to type and automatically finish typing it for you. Just type the beginning of a command or filename and press Tab. If bash finds a single unique completion, it will finish the word and put a space after it. If it finds multiple possible completions, it will fill out the part all completions have in common and beep. You can then enter enough of the word to make it unique and press Tab again. If it finds no completions, it will simply beep.

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