autocomplete in shell mode buffers
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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: