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Old 07-16-2004, 05:56 AM   #1
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tab complete

is there a way to do tab-complete in AIX?
Old 07-16-2004, 06:05 AM   #2
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Have you got bash for AIX?...

Try to compile it in your platform (it's easy) and use the bash_completion.

Old 07-16-2004, 02:22 PM   #3
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The default shell in AIX is the ksh which does not have a tab complete, however if you add:
set -o vi
to your .profile, you can then use:
Esc \
to auto-complete.

or you could use csh and just use:

Both shells are very common on AIX.
Old 07-16-2004, 02:37 PM   #4
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Bash ships with AIX on the Linux utilities CD. Install it and away you go.
Old 07-19-2004, 03:31 AM   #5
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good. i wonder if they'll let me install it.


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