On Tue, 9 Jul 2013 11:23:13 -0400
wor...@alum.mit.edu (Dale R. Worley) wrote:

> I suspect the reason that hash completion hasn't been done yet is more
> that it isn't very useful.  If you type "8d40fc" and auto-completion
> offers
>     8d40fc7e56eeb9ea725054822de5c8c145a65c
>     8d40fc088ee0223992617c6e45f0bae7915161
>     8d40fc0263d7cfc32017fdbf8cb9101613ab9c
> that won't prompt your memory, "Ah, yes,
> 8d40fc088ee0223992617c6e45f0bae7915161 is the one I was looking for!"
> In most modern systems, you use a hash only when you copy it from
> somewhere else, and there usually is a cut-and-paste functionality
> that allows you to do that.

I think that cut-and-paste is what the OP would like to stop dealing
with -- I, too, find it not very convenient to have to reach for the
mouse to copy a SHA-1 name from a `git log` output which I, say,
would like to run a rebasing operation on.  Being able to tab-complete
on SHA-1 names would require me just to memorize 2-3 leading digits
from that name, type them and hit my completion key one or two times to
be reassured I remembered correctly.  Not that I desperately need a
feature like this though...

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