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Recently, in both Terminal and iTerm, my tab autocompletion has stopped working. About 80% of the time I just get the error sound when I hit TAB. About 20% of the time I get the expected behavior.

Don't even know where to start to fix it...Any thoughts?

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Are you using the Bash shell? Tab completion is very limited by default in Mac OS X, so what is the current behavior and what do you want to accomplish? –  Gerry Apr 8 '13 at 8:10
    
are you having trouble tab-completing commands, paths or both? –  HairOfTheDog Apr 8 '13 at 19:42
    
both paths and commands sem to be spotty. I mostly use it for paths. Before I only had to type the beginning of a path name (eg, cd pro<TAB> to get to cd programs), now it usually just beeps at me –  lemonginger Apr 8 '13 at 23:37
    
Anything strange in your $PATH? –  Ashley May 20 '13 at 19:09

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