Ignore case when completing file names in bash

2021-12-11 74 words 1 min read

Sometimes you don’t want to have the bash completion work with case completion. There could be several reasons like one I dont like is the default xdg folders starting with capital letters.

So, if you know that bash uses readline for a lot of configuration then there is a very easy solution, you can just run this command and start a new bash shell :)

echo 'set completion-ignore-case on' >> ~/.inputrc

Enjoy 👍

Tags: Learning bash


Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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