Attempt to perform completion on the text before point. The actual completion performed is application-specific. The default is filename completion.
List the possible completions of the text before point.
When displaying completions, Readline sets the number of columns used
for display to the value of
completion-display-width, the value of
the environment variable
COLUMNS, or the screen width, in that order.
Insert all completions of the text before point that would have
been generated by
complete, but replaces the word to be completed
with a single match from the list of possible completions.
Repeated execution of
menu-complete steps through the list
of possible completions, inserting each match in turn.
At the end of the list of completions, the bell is rung
(subject to the setting of
and the original text is restored.
An argument of n moves n positions forward in the list
of matches; a negative argument may be used to move backward
through the list.
This command is intended to be bound to TAB, but is unbound
menu-complete, but moves backward through the list
of possible completions, as if
menu-complete had been given a
Deletes the character under the cursor if not at the beginning or
end of the line (like
If at the end of the line, behaves identically to
This command is unbound by default.