[kwlug-disc] tab completion in SLES 11 seems intermittent
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Sep 24 05:04:54 EDT 2009
On Thu, 24 Sep 2009, Chris Frey wrote:
> 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."
> Some distros have a "bash completion" package that governs this... I don't
> know if SuSE is one of them.
i eventually figured out it was something like this. no, there's no
specific bash "completion" package that i can see, but there is a
/etc/bash.completion.d/ directory that i'm sure is all about this
feature, as well as /etc/profile.d/complete.bash.
p.s. just for fun, i'm immersing myself in suse linux in order to get
my novell certified linux administrator cert (CLA), then on to
becoming a certified novell instructor for their linux courses. just
something to fill up my copious free time. :-)
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry.
Web page: http://crashcourse.ca
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