Commit 8efd3a2b authored by Dave Love's avatar Dave Love
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More on partial completion.

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@c This is part of the Emacs manual.
@c Copyright (C) 1985, 86, 87, 93, 94, 95, 1997 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c Copyright (C) 1985, 86, 87, 93, 94, 95, 97, 2000
@c Free Software Foundation, Inc.
@c See file emacs.texi for copying conditions.
@node Minibuffer, M-x, Basic, Top
@chapter The Minibuffer
......@@ -365,15 +366,27 @@ automatically displays a list of all possible completions. If the variable
and you must type @kbd{?} to display the possible completions.
@pindex complete
@cindex Partial Completion mode
@vindex partial-completion-mode
@findex partial-completion-mode
@vindex PC-include-file-path
@vindex PC-disable-includes
The @code{complete} library implements a more powerful kind of
completion that can complete multiple words at a time. For example, it
can complete the command name abbreviation @code{p-b} into
@code{print-buffer}, because no other command starts with two words
whose initials are @samp{p} and @samp{b}. To use this library, put
@code{(load "complete")} in your @file{~/.emacs} file (@pxref{Init
File}).
whose initials are @samp{p} and @samp{b}. To enable this, use the
command @kbd{M-x partial-completion-mode} or customize the option
@code{partial-completion-mode}. Unless the option
@code{PC-disable-includes} is @code{t}, Partial Completion mode also
extends @kbd{M-x find-file} so that the @samp{<@dots{}>} sequence is
interpreted as a file on the path @code{PC-include-file-path}. When
this mode is active, the Meta versions of the @kbd{TAB}, @kbd{SPC},
@kbd{RET} and @kbd{?} keys act as those keys do by default for
completion.
@cindex Icomplete mode
@findex icomplete-mode
Icomplete mode presents a constantly-updated display that tells you
what completions are available for the text you've entered so far. The
command to enable or disable this minor mode is @kbd{M-x
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