After opening up an empty file named


using emacsclient -nw ... .

I type in


in the body of the file. how can I get autocompletion candidates shown? In this case, any files/folders starting with the name hu


M-x hippie-expand

Try to expand text before point, using multiple methods. The expansion functions in hippie-expand-try-functions-list are tried in order, until a possible expansion is found. Repeated application of hippie-expand inserts successively possible expansions.

Also see Emacs manual

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