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Re: Why is TAB-completion in shell not working for some commands?

From: Marius Hofert
Subject: Re: Why is TAB-completion in shell not working for some commands?
Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 07:56:22 +0100

Do you mean M-x describe-key TAB? It says:

Click <mouse-2> on a completion to select it.
In this buffer, type M-x choose-completion to select the completion near point.

Possible completions are:

On 2011-11-09, at 07:53 , Andreas Röhler wrote:

> Am 09.11.2011 07:48, schrieb Marius Hofert:
>>> AFAIU it might matter, wherefrom you open the shell. It may or will have 
>>> it's own (minor-)mode, where TAB completion is provided or not. In 
>>> different available python-shells for example, TAB completion might be 
>>> performed by different functions.
>>> Call M-x describe-mode from inside shell, to get info which mode is behind, 
>>> which keys are set etc,
>>> Cheers,
>>> Andreas
>> Hi Andreas,
>> thanks a lot for helping. Here is the output of M-x describe-mode:
>> Enabled minor modes: Auto-Composition Auto-Compression Auto-Encryption 
>> Autopair
>> Autopair-Global Blink-Cursor Column-Number Delete-Selection Desktop-Save
>> Diff-Auto-Refine File-Name-Shadow Font-Lock Global-Font-Lock 
>> Global-Visual-Line
>> Line-Number Menu-Bar Mouse-Wheel Shell-Dirtrack Show-Paren Tooltip
>> Transient-Mark Visual-Line Yas/Global
>> Cheers,
>> Marius
> what says M-s describe-key TAB

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