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Re: tab completion for "short name" in .mailrc

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: tab completion for "short name" in .mailrc
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 15:22:41 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.0.90 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 24 Feb 2009 10:58:19 -0800 John Velman <> wrote: 

JV> I'm setup for completion of the full address after I type in the "short
JV> name" from .mailrc, but sometimes I've got a short name that I don't use
JV> very often, and it would be nice to have tab completion.  For example,
JV> I've got the "mutt-users" list aliased as muttusers.  (Of course now
JV> that I've switched to gnus, I may never use this again, but for
JV> example...) It would be nice to type mutt<tab> and have the list of
JV> completions shown.

JV> I've googled, and looked in the gnus manual, but can't find this
JV> particular situation.  Can someone point me in the right direction?

You've got to try BBDB.  It will do what you want, and much more.  Gnus
integration is seamless.


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