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I want to run some functions (which I created in ./.bash_func) in terminal with some files located somewhere. When I type the function and hit Tab Tab I want to list the files located in ./scipts like cd ./scipts Tab Tab

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    Please don't crosspost. – jasonwryan Mar 13 '15 at 18:46
  • What version of Ubuntu do you have? – Mark Plotnick Mar 13 '15 at 19:54
  • @MarkPlotnick Ubuntu-12.04-LTS-i386 – kevy Mar 13 '15 at 20:29
  • This should be closed on principle... – jasonwryan Mar 14 '15 at 1:13
  • @jasonwryan It was but I have reopened it since it is the only one of the three cross-posts that has an answer. The AU one one has been closed and the SU one is about to be. Let's keep this one open. – terdon Mar 14 '15 at 1:22
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I did this once:

notes () { ... }

complete -F complete_notefiles notes

# following based on 
# http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/77009/custom-autocomplete-deal-with-spaces-in-filenames 
complete_notefiles () {
    local cur=${COMP_WORDS[COMP_CWORD]}
    COMPREPLY=()
    pushd ~/Documents/Notes >/dev/null
    _filedir
    popd >/dev/null
}

. ~/.bash_completion_functions 

I found that I needed to copy 3 functions from /usr/share/bash-completion/bash_completion: _filedir, _tilde, _quote_readline_by_ref

  • I couldn't find any folder named /usr/share/bash-completion/ – kevy Mar 13 '15 at 19:16
  • @VinuKevy On Ubuntu 12.04, those functions are in /etc/bash_completion . – Mark Plotnick Mar 16 '15 at 15:41

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