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Old 12-01-2005, 10:07 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Can we enable bash completion in Sarge?How?Please help...


Hello,
I saw that all rpm based distros have a package called bash-completion rpm which makes life easier by completion...I hope in debian also we can have bash completion....
Code:
# enable programmable completion features (you don't need to enable
# this, if it's already enabled in /etc/bash.bashrc and /etc/profile
# sources /etc/bash.bashrc).
#if [ -f /etc/bash_completion ]; then
#    . /etc/bash_completion
#fi
this quote is from ubuntu .bashrc file
how can we be able to achieve it.please help.....
 
Old 12-01-2005, 10:10 AM   #2
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This might help.

http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/130



Peace V
 
Old 12-01-2005, 07:34 PM   #3
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SO will i need to download bash completion tar file and install it in debian?..see i found a file /etc/bash_completion in debian is huge donno where it should be edited...also i have bash-3.0.17 from unstable repo against default sarge's 2.5 i run a mixed system with lot f packages from unstable repo...like libc6 latest version from unstable,alsa,....

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Old 12-01-2005, 09:27 PM   #4
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Browsing the changelog for the "bash" package (http://packages.debian.org/changelog...0-17/changelog ) it seems to me that bash_completion was added to Debian in Sat, 12 Jan 2002 with the package version 2.05a-4:
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Add a script for programmable bash completion (version 1.53) from http://www.caliban.org/bash/index.shtml#completion. Add commented code into /etc/bash.bashrc"
and this feature is certainly included in Sarge's version of bash (2.05b-26).

All you need to do to enable this bash_completion feature is to follow the advice that cuiq linked to. Type
Code:
echo '. /etc/bash_completion' >> ~/.bashrc
in a terminal window. Then log out and login again, and you should have bash_completion.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 07:58 AM   #5
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Hei,
Dead Parrot U saved my day!Now its working!Thnak You Very Much!
 
Old 12-02-2005, 08:35 AM   #6
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You should have read the article cuiq posted:
Quote:
To cause your shell to use it run the following command, then login again:

echo '. /etc/bash_completion' >> ~/.bashrc
Lots more useful tips there. I think I'll look into this.
 
Old 12-02-2005, 07:02 PM   #7
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my fault i just briefly have a look @t that page;left that one....Thanks
 
  


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