macos – Mac Terminal Auto Complete

macos – Mac Terminal Auto Complete

  1. Type in terminal nano ~/.inputrc
  2. Paste the following on separate lines

    set completion-ignore-case on
    set show-all-if-ambiguous on
    TAB: menu-complete
    
  3. Hit Control+O to save changes to .inputrc followed by control+X to quit
  4. Open a new Terminal window or tab, or type “login” to open a new session with the rules in effect
  5. Type and hit the tab key

Src: http://osxdaily.com/2012/08/02/improve-tab-completion-in-mac-os-x-terminal/

Put this in your ~/.inputrc:

set show-all-if-ambiguous on

Youll need to restart your shell (for example by opening a new terminal window or typing exec /bin/bash).

macos – Mac Terminal Auto Complete

I am adding a new answer because in my case adding the line set show-all-if-ambiguous on was not enough.

I had also to remove the line: TAB: menu-complete.

My complete ~/.inputrc file is the following:

set completion-ignore-case on
set show-all-if-ambiguous on

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