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Now, I remember setting tab completion up on apt-get on my old system, but since I'm getting a new hd and such, I decided to reorganize my system. Anyways. Does anyone remember how to do this? It's so much nicer to be able to use tab completion with apt-get.
In Debian, the Bash package comes with a totally awesome collection of customized tab completions. However, they are not turned on by default. To turn them on in a single account, you can put the line "source etc/bash_completion" in your ~.bashrc file, or you can turn them on globally by editing the /etc/bash.bashrc file and uncommenting the relevant lines.
You'll get magic smart tab completion for cd, apt-get, ssh, mplayer, and numerous other programs. You'll wonder how you ever did without it. 'apt-get' tab completion in particular rocks like nothing else. For example, if you type 'apt-get remove x[TAB]' you'll get a complete list of installed packages starting with x. When installing, you'll get a list of available but not yet installed packages. You'll likely not be able to stand using apt-get without tab completion anymore.