After a recent update (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS), TAB complete on the command line is slow. After entering a partial command (e.g
evi [TAB]) or partial filename (e.g.
evince somedocu[TAB]) the shell, sometimes though not always, hangs for several seconds.
Personally, I'd prefer a less powerfull autocomplete to a slow one. Is there a simple fix?
Edit: Additional information related to comments:
PATH is pretty standard. ~/bin has some bash scripts
$ echo $PATH /home/USERNAME/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/games
The number of files in the working directory is less than 100.
- The autocomplete feature was especially slow after unusual disk activity (system upgrade). It is, thus, possible, that rereading /usr/bin and other directories caused the lag.