What I'm asking is a little bit specific, and might be a different than other autocomplete questions on Unix Stackexchange.
Suppose I have a directory that looks like this
-rw-r--r-- 1 hlin117 staff 1.1K Sep 19 13:05 doc.aux -rw-r--r-- 1 hlin117 staff 26K Sep 19 13:05 doc.log -rw-r--r-- 1 hlin117 staff 177K Sep 19 13:05 doc.pdf -rw-r--r-- 1 hlin117 staff 13K Sep 19 13:01 doc.tex
It makes very little sense to try doing
vim doc.pdf, and in the common case, I wouldn't be doing
vim doc.log or
vim doc.aux. Instead, I'd often do
Unfortunately, tab-autocomplete will suggest to me all 4 files instead of only
Is there a way where I could type
vim \t, and this would ignore some certain files in my directory?
More generally, can I type command
X \t, and write some setting where typing command
X will ignore files in my directory?
FYI: I use zsh. Not sure whether bash and zsh will have similar solutions.