Whenever I want to copy a file from my home directory, I run into the same issue:
scp (using openssh-client 1:5.9p1-5ubuntu1, GNU bash, version 4.2.24(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)) won't autocomplete paths preceded by
~ (tilde). This is very simple to verify by typing
scp ~/ and pressing Tab twice - No file completions are shown. Even if I specify a unique path prefix such as
scp ~/.bash_hist it won't complete. Is this by design, configurable, or a bug?
To clarify, all other parts of the completion work: Host names and paths on remote hosts both complete just fine. Completions of paths with tilde also work with other commands, such as
Could there be some restriction on completing a non-standard
~? Mine points to
/home/users/username and is an NFS 3 mount to another host (
/home/username is used for speed-critical things like the browser profile). I have not changed
/home/users/username) or some other craziness.