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Pro Windows PowerShell by Hristo Deshev

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Chapter 23. Enhancing Tab Completion with PowerTab

I remember seeing tab completion at work for the first time in a bash shell session running under Linux several years ago. A friend was typing a really long file name in a bash shell session. I had already started complaining that he should have copied and pasted the file name when he hit the Tab key—and the shell automatically completed the entire name for him. My jaw hit the floor. I had been using DOS and the Windows command prompt for years before that, and I never imagined the productivity gains I was missing.

Later versions of Windows, starting with Windows 2000, have added rudimentary support for tab completions to the cmd.exe command shell, and things have gotten a bit better. PowerShell ...

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