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  1: Introduction
  2: Simple example
  3: Invocation
  4: Finer Control
  5: X-Y Plots
  6: Contour Plots
  7: Image Plots
  8: Examples
  9: Gri Commands
  10: Programming
  11: Environment
  12: Emacs Mode
  13: History
  14: Installation
  15: Gri Bugs
  16: Test Suite
  17: Gri in Press
  18: Acknowledgments
  19: License

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12.4.3: Command name abbreviation

gri-mode uses command name abbreviations in a non-Unix way in that all words that compose the command name may be abbreviated (and not only the word preceding the cursor). For example, one can type in

dr x a`M-tab'

and it will expand1 all the words to

draw x axis [at bottom|top|{.y. [cm]} [lower|upper]]

This is reminiscent of VMS, which the author was used to when gri-mode.el was initially created. It's likely that a gri-mode.el rewritten from scratch wouldn't have this feature since it's not part of the Unix mindset.

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