Given host A / user a and host B / user b, and ssh from A to B:
a@A$ ssh b@B. Suppose that in B there is a file called
hello.txt. As we know, if I log into B and look for this file, I can use tab to autocomplete the file name:
a@A$ ssh b@B b@B$ ls h hello.txt
where at the end of the second line I typed 'tab'.
Now suppose that I am logged into A and I want to copy with scp
hello.txt from B to A, but I do not remember the full file name, I only remember that the file starts with 'h'. I would like to do
a@A$ scp b@B:h
then press 'tab', and see the list of files in B that start with 'h', just like in the example above. Is this possible?
Here is how I tried to do this by following pLumo's suggested answer:
$ ssh b@B Last login: xxx b@B:~$ ls my_file.dat b@B:~$ exit logout Shared connection to B closed. $ cat ~/.ssh/config Host B Hostname B.xxxx.xx User b ControlMaster auto ControlPath ~/.ssh/control:%h:%p:%r $ scp b@B:my_file.dat . my_file.dat 100% 4 0.0KB/s 00:00 $ssh -fN b@B $ scp b@B:my_ where at the end of the last line I pressed TAB, but nothing happens.