In editors like
emacs, one can use hotkeys like
C-p (vim) or
M-/ (emacs) to perform auto-completion on the current word using other words in the same buffer.
Is it possible to achieve the same functionality within a shell? If I see some word in output from a previous command and I'd like to quickly auto-complete it when typing out another command.
Just to be clear, an example:
$ ls Desktop/ Mail/ music/ osx@ something_with_a_pretty_long_name $ someth
From here, I'd like to be able to hit a hotkey and have it automatically complete what I'm typing to
EDIT: Shoot. Using a filename was a poor example for what I'm after. Consider the following, second example:
$ cat /var/log/something.log [19:30] Service started [19:35] Something else happened $ happ
Where I could auto-complete 'happ' to 'happened' merely because it appeared in my terminal buffer. I hope this clarifies what I'm after.