Hidden Linux : Tab-completion

Many Linux newcomers avoid using console windows because they seem to require a lot of typing. What they don't realise is that Linux has a secret speed-up.

It's called tab-completion. Type anything in a console session, hit the <Tab> key and Linux will try to make sense of it. For example, let's say I want to look at a particular icon image using the Gwenview graphical viewer. To do this from a console window requires typing the command: