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Quickfix: bash tab completion doesn’t work with mplayer

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Problem: “mplayer fo[TAB]” won’t work because “foo.bar” is not a “recognized media extension”, like .avi or .mpg. bash tab completion decides what files can be opened by which commands.

Solution:
echo "complete -r mplayer" >> ~/.bashrc

References:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel-discuss/2007-October/001946.html
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-623031.html

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Written by jbopensrc

March 28, 2008 at 8:01 pm

Posted in Linux, Quickfix

One Response

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  1. Thanks! Been looking for this answer for a while :)

    Dave

    June 12, 2009 at 4:11 pm


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