BASH filecompletion

Robert Bercik bercikr at georgetown.edu
Tue Nov 14 07:11:49 PST 2000


Robert Bercik wrote:

> Erika Pacholleck wrote:
>
> > ( Mon, 13 Nov 2000 ) Robert Bercik <-- :
> > > I've pretty much tried everything and I'm going near the brink of
> > > insanity...For some reason I don't think file completion is getting compiled in
> > > or it isn't looking in the proper place for completion words. When I type the
> > > name of a environment variable, i.e. $PA<TAB>, it fills in $PATH, but when I
> > > try and change directories or fill in a file in the current directory, nothing
> > > happens. So completion is working, but not file-completion. How do I find out
> > > where it is checking, or set where it is checking for words which can act as
> > > filecompletion/command completion? I am real frustrated....
> >
> > 1. either it works for all or for nothing, so if it works for one thing
> > -. than it works and therefore it is compiled in.
> >
> > 2. when you are in the current directory and you want to complete a filename
> > -. do you precede that with ./ ?
> > -. example: you are in /home/rob and there is a file called .inputrc
> > -. example: do you write vi ./.in<TAB> ?
> >
> > Erika
> >
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> No not at all.  I would never have thought to have done that, but I just tried it
> and it doesn't work...? Any idea as to where bash checks for commands. Just a little
> sidenote..when I press tab with out typing anything I get a list of all of the
> commands natively understood by bash( i.e. export, for, command, complete...) Still
> real lost.
>
> -Rob
>
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No, it's definitley not. When i hit tab on my regular distro, it prepares a list of all
of the 2,023 commands that are in my $PATH, so I can do a star<tab>tx or a chr<tab>oot
in like .0002 seconds. This is not the case on my LFS bash

-Rob


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