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Old 04-04-2005, 02:45 PM   #1
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bash "tab tab" - how to turn off?

I have some procedure that were written on a Solaris / ksh setup. The procedures are just a bunch a commands that I cut and paste using X mouse selection from the procedure file to the shell. This procedure has indentation using tabs so now that I use Linux, bash interprets the "tab tab" as a file completion.

Ex: procedure is:
<TAB><TAB>cd directory

in ksh I cut and past that, it's fine. In bash I get very weird results. These procedures are long and I do not want to edit them all. Note that the indentation may be any number of <TAB> keys (1 to n).

So how do I turn off the bash response to the <TAB> key (if at all possible)? The ideal solution would be something temporary for the session and not a full system/user setup.

Thanks to all!
Old 04-04-2005, 03:04 PM   #2
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Try commenting the line about bash completion in /etc/profile , logout and back in for the change to take effect.
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Alternatively (rather than you editing them manually,
or screwing up bash for the sake of a script): how about
if you used sed and replaced the tabs by spaces?

sed -i 's/\t/ /g' <ksh-files>



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