[kwlug-disc] tab completion in SLES 11 seems intermittent

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Thu Sep 24 04:33:38 EDT 2009


On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 03:49:27AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   $ gunzip <TAB>
> 
> i get only six!  that would be /boot, /grub, and the four files there
> that have a ".gz" suffix.  huh?  it's as if tab completion is trying
> to do the completion intelligently, by giving me the stuff only with
> .gz suffixes, but that doesn't explain the directories.
> 
>   what's happening here?  i've never seen anything like it.

It's a "feature."

	http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:The_Command_Line_Completion_in_bash_Does_Not_Work_as_Expected

Some distros have a "bash completion" package that governs this... I don't
know if SuSE is one of them.

- Chris




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