prevent accidents while using wildcards

rm *.txt <TAB> <TAB>
alternative for "echo rm *.txt". Just doubletab the command you are willing to use and it will show you the affected files.
Sample Output
linux:/tmp # rm *.txt
wildcard.txt   tab.txt

24
By: boschi
2010-11-04 13:58:15

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What Others Think

This doesn't seem to be working for me in bash. It works in zsh however. Is there a setting to get it to work in bash?
Jacolyte · 410 weeks and 6 days ago
Not working here either, Bash 4.00
kovan · 410 weeks and 5 days ago
It works for me in 4.0.35. Make sure not to put a space after the txt
ProfessorTux · 410 weeks and 5 days ago
There is something in my bashrc that is preventing it from working, but I don't know what it is (my bashrc has 250 lines).
kovan · 410 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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