Quick Command-line File Completion
qfc is a shell auto-complete alternative which features real-time multi-directories matching: It provides results while you type against files in the current directory and its sub-directories. This is useful, to avoid the burden of writing the whole path whenever you want to
vim a file, which is frequent especially if you use the terminal as your IDE(The terminal is the best IDE, remember! :-) ).
- Real-time matching: Results are displayed while you type.
- Multi-directories && Context relevant matching: if you're in a cvs(git,mercurial) managed directory, qfc will matches against your tracked(or new) files only. This is very useful to avoid 10000+ of dependency files cluttering up the results. for unmanaged dirs, qfc looks for unhidden files up to a maximum depth(set to 3).
- Enhanced Filtering/Sorting of matches.
- No dependencies.
- python (2.7+ or 3.0+)
- Bash-4.0+ or Zshell.
- Linux Or OSX
In OSX, it seems like Bash 3.x is the default shell which is not supported. you have to update your Bash to 4.0+ or change your shell to zshell.
git clone https://github.com/pindexis/qfc $HOME/.qfc
- Add the following line to your *rc (.zshrc, .bashrc, .bash_profile in OSX):
[[ -s "$HOME/.qfc/bin/qfc.sh" ]] && source "$HOME/.qfc/bin/qfc.sh"
Ctrl-f: complete the word under cursor using qfc
- while qfc is open:
TAB: Append the selected match to the current path.
ENTER: Append the selected match to the current path and returns the result.
Ctrl-f: Returns the current path.
Arrow keys: Navigation between files.
Even more Productivity:
If you're using zshell or Bash 4.3+, You can combine qfc with commands you frequently use to get one key-stroke experience. For example, I have the following lines in my .zshrc:
qfc_quick_command 'cd' '\C-b' 'cd $0' qfc_quick_command 'vim' '\C-p' 'vim $0'
qfc_quick_command expects an
a shortcut, and a command with
$0 placeholder(which will be replaced with the completion path).
It's recommended to choose a 2-5 length letters only
id(else you may encounter issues).
Also, be careful with what keyboard shortcuts to choose(mapping some keys can prevent the terminal from working correctly).