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Any idea what the autolist argument means? I could'nt find anything about it in the manual.

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You didn't specify what shell you are using! – Caleb May 3 '11 at 7:50
Thanks - I added it now – RonK May 3 '11 at 7:59
@RonK, Thanks. Always remember to describe your environment when asking questions. BTW, the answer to your question was is in the main tcsh man page. Do you know the key shortcuts to search in the man page viewer? – Caleb May 3 '11 at 8:11
@Caleb, No - I don't know how to open the main tcsh man page not to mention how to search in it - I'll be happy to learn. – RonK May 3 '11 at 10:38
You said you couldn't find it in the manual so I wasn't sure what you were reading. You can find the man pages for almost any unix command by running man command-name, so you would use man tcsh to pull up the manual for your shell. q will quit, j and k will scroll up and down, and if you hit / you can enter a search term. After you type in a term, Enter to search, then n to jump through matches. A google search for "linux man command-name" will almost always turn up a copy. – Caleb May 3 '11 at 10:49
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In tcsh setting autolist will cause tab completion to show a menu of options when the completion choice is ambiguous instead of just beeping at you and waiting for more input until an unambiguous completion is possible. From the tcsh man page:

autolist (+)
    If set, possibilities are listed after an ambiguous completion.
    If  set  to  `ambiguous', possibilities are listed only when no
    new characters are added by completion.
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