Published on October 25th, 2019
I have just randomly discovered this awesome feature, so I figured out I’ll share it. You can tab complete filename with
* in it. It can also complete multiple filenames. For a quick example let’s say you have
main.js files in directory.
some_command *.js # will autocomplete to index.js main.js some_command ind*x.* # "*" can be inside filename # will autocomplete to index.html index.js
This is ZSH feature as far as I know. Fish shell probably also has it but I didn’t have time to try. Bash can’t do this autocompletion (tried on Ubuntu VPC).
Nice! Annoying typo led to (my) discovery of very useful feature.