Commit c90475c9 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman
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(Completion Commands, Completion):

In file name input, SPC does not do completion.
parent 010b7eac
......@@ -198,14 +198,16 @@ into a longer string that it stands for, by matching it against a set of
argument. @kbd{?} is defined to display a list of possible completions
of what you have inserted.
For example, when @kbd{M-x} uses the minibuffer to read the name of a
command, it provides a list of all available Emacs command names to
For example, when @kbd{M-x} uses the minibuffer to read the name of
a command, it provides a list of all available Emacs command names to
complete against. The completion keys match the minibuffer text
against all the command names, find any additional name characters
implied by the ones already present in the minibuffer, and add those
characters to the ones you have given. This is what makes it possible
to type @kbd{M-x ins @key{SPC} b @key{RET}} instead of @kbd{M-x
insert-buffer @key{RET}} (for example).
insert-buffer @key{RET}} (for example). (@key{SPC} does not do
completion in reading file names, because it is common to use spaces
in file names on some systems.)
Case is normally significant in completion, because it is significant
in most of the names that you can complete (buffer names, file names and
......@@ -260,8 +262,10 @@ when completion is available.
Complete the text before point in the minibuffer as much as possible
(@code{minibuffer-complete}).
@item @key{SPC}
Complete the minibuffer text before point, but don't go beyond one word
(@code{minibuffer-complete-word}).
Complete the minibuffer text before point, but don't go beyond one
word (@code{minibuffer-complete-word}). @key{SPC} for completion is
not available when entering a file name, since some users often put
spaces in filenames.
@item @key{RET}
Submit the text in the minibuffer as the argument, possibly completing
first as described
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