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Old 06-09-2004, 08:45 PM   #1
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apt-get tab completion


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.

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Old 06-11-2004, 03:05 PM   #2
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I want to say I was able to do this using zsh somehow. I had it setup too, but that was a LONG time ago.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 03:06 PM   #3
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You know... I even have it enabled on my router box. Any ideas where to look for it?
Come on. This is soooo much more comfortable and well possible. People have got to be using this.

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Old 06-11-2004, 03:14 PM   #4
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a little googling found this:

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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.
http://www.archlug.org/kwiki/CommandLineKwikis
 
Old 06-11-2004, 03:56 PM   #5
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Thanks! I haven't tried it yet. But still.
My googling gave my more results for the Red Hat apt-get tool than Debian's. I guess I wasn't searching for the right things...
 
Old 06-11-2004, 04:05 PM   #6
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I tried it. Works good. All you have to do is uncomment a few lines.
 
Old 06-11-2004, 08:25 PM   #7
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Indeed it does. Thank you very much.
 
  


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