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Old 05-03-2010, 10:40 PM   #1
sidneyluo
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why "tab" can't work to list the possible path name?


i can use tab button to finish type some long path/file name in command line. also i know double click "tab" button can list the possible path/file name for me.
but in one linux server i have logined in, i can't use double click tab function to list the possible name. it can only work when there is only one possible path/file name to exist. what's wrong with the tab function? or if there any other mothod to do it?
 
Old 05-03-2010, 11:13 PM   #2
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What type of server were you using before?
If you have an idea of what directory the binary is in, then you can use grep or a combination of grep and locate.
 
Old 05-04-2010, 02:33 AM   #3
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Is it a different shell from the other computers or the same shell differently configured?
 
  


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