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Old 04-09-2003, 03:07 AM   #1
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command - autocomplete


I am a newbie to *BSD and my question seems stupid to you but for the benefit of others also I would like to know how will I autocomplete the command by just pressing the tab button.
 
Old 04-09-2003, 01:15 PM   #2
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Read the manpage for your shell.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 12:51 AM   #3
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In order for autocomplete to work well, just try using the bash shell in BSD. Change your login shell to bash, it has a lot of features like history, autocomplete etc.
 
Old 04-10-2003, 01:13 AM   #4
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how will i change my login shell to bash?
 
Old 04-10-2003, 02:14 AM   #5
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'set filec' should work for csh and should be (by default ?) in your .cshrc. You should read the different files in /usr/share/skel/ which are the skeletons for rc files that are usually copied by adduser.
Try bash and csh and choose the shell you prefer.

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Old 04-12-2003, 12:22 AM   #6
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Thanks guys for your help.
 
Old 04-17-2003, 09:07 PM   #7
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chsh -s /path/to/shell works to change the shell, and all the shells are in the ports.
 
Old 04-19-2003, 03:22 PM   #8
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for csh
set filec
"ctrl [" to complete
 
Old 04-26-2003, 12:02 AM   #9
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took me about three weeks to drop bash for csh
(which I believe is really tcsh)
 
  


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