Thanks a lot for the help! Maybe somebody else who had the same issue will chime in.
Did you try it with dashes, underscores and periods, like my "vi abc-efg_hij.efg" example?
Oh, sorry. Bash and xterm.
For example, at the command line I have typed:
The cursor is at the end of the line. Esc-b takes me to the dot. Another esc-b...
Separate names with a comma.