Changing the TAB key

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TCC  26.00.29 x64   Windows 10 [Version 10.0.18362.719]
When I type
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dir smb
and press the tab key, it returns
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dir smbiosd.exe
What I want to do is type
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dir smb
and press the tab key, and have it return only the filename
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dir smbiosd.
If I press the tab key again, I want it to display all matching files, in this case
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smbiosd.exe   smbiosd.txt
Now, if I type
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e
to begin the extension, and then press tab again, it will complete the filename with extension
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dir smbiosd.exe
Is this possible, without having to create a plugin?

Joe
 
May 20, 2008
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Is that so you can get at smbiosd.exe with smb/tab/e/tab (instead of smb/tab)

... and smbiosd.txt with smb/tab/t/tab (instead of smb/tab/tab)?

I don't see the advantage until you have quite a few files with the same name and different extensions.

Anyway, that would be quite a departure from what we have now.
 
May 20, 2008
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F7 does nothing here (probably one of my tweaks). Do you know its name in _ININAME\[Keys] or where to find it in OPTION\Keyboard?
 

rconn

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May 14, 2008
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It's possible, but you'll have to at least write a tab completion script.

I personally dislike that kind of completion (and also the bash behavior of only completing a unique part of the filename and then beeping at you), so it's highly unlikely to become the standard TCC completion.
 
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the bash behavior of only completing a unique part of the filename and then beeping at you
It is not "only" beeping at you, it indicates that there are multiple choices pending. You can tab again to see them, or just continue entering the path if you know it, which is less distracting.