Case-insensitive tab completion in the Mac OS X Terminal

If you are like me, you use the Terminal a lot. By default the terminal has case-sensitive tab completion, meaning that if you type ‘s’ and press tab it would not suggest a file/folder called ‘S’.

Luckily, this is quite an easy fix.

Create, or if you already have it; edit, a file called .inputrc in your ‘Home’ folder.

In it write:

set completion-ignore-case On

Restart Terminal and you are done!


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