autocomplete in shell mode buffers
Emacs Lisp
Latest commit 30c020c Jul 8, 2015 @monsanto Merge pull request #18 from ian-kelling/ian-void-variable
Fix (void-variable shell)


AutoComplete in text shell mode buffers

I find it particularly annoying that Emacs shell buffers do not offer satisfactory completions, but xterm does. I even used ansi-term for a while because of this (oh god). What I really wanted was for Emacs to show completions via auto-complete.el, like every other mode I use often. This package hopes to deliver on that promise.

Installation and more info: see .el file.


  • Auto fill in what you were probably going to type:
  • Tab from there, and show the files in that directory:
  • Readline completion is pretty smart: let us try to build emacs...
  • SSH completion of hosts:
  • Completion seems to work on this host...
  • Ruby completion inside REPL: