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Old 04-05-2005, 03:09 PM   #1
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How can I turn on/install tab completion which I am so used to.

Hi everyone.

How can I turn on or install somthing to get what I am used to with linux, being able to press tab and it completes the command or file name etc?

This would be very usefull for me as I can try things and just push tab and go though until I find the right command!

Is there some sort of a security risk having a system setup with this? If not why doesn´t it come with my standard full install of FreeBsd 5.3?
Old 04-05-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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Are you using the default shell (/bin/sh)?
to change your default shell to

You can also install bash-completion to have more intelligent tab completion if you use bash.
Old 04-06-2005, 11:25 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info mldqj, I will have a play with those


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