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Old 11-06-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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Bash won't tab complete ANYTHING anymore :(


Hi.

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 9.10, and now Bash is broken

It will not tab-complete stuff it did before, such as apt-get install package names and common commands. it WILL however autocomplete directories. I'm thinking a PATH variable needs to be set

Can somone help?

Thanks

James
 
Old 11-06-2009, 04:04 PM   #2
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If its only apt-get thats broken, it might be as simple as running

Code:
sudo apt-get update
so it downloads the package lists.
 
Old 11-06-2009, 04:46 PM   #3
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To enable smart completion, edit your /etc/bash.bashrc file. Uncomment the following lines, by removing the # in the beginning of the lines:

#if [ -f /etc/bash_completion ]; then
# . /etc/bash_completion
#fi

you can also add the following lines to “.profile” or “.bashrc”:

# make bash autocomplete with up arrow
bind '"\e[A":history-search-backward'
bind '"\e[B":history-search-forward'

# make tab cycle through commands instead of listing
bind '"\t":menu-complete'

Regards,
JKZfixme

Last edited by jkzfixme; 11-06-2009 at 05:01 PM.
 
Old 11-07-2009, 04:59 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by jkzfixme View Post
To enable smart completion, edit your /etc/bash.bashrc file. Uncomment the following lines, by removing the # in the beginning of the lines:

#if [ -f /etc/bash_completion ]; then
# . /etc/bash_completion
#fi

you can also add the following lines to “.profile” or “.bashrc”:

# make bash autocomplete with up arrow
bind '"\e[A":history-search-backward'
bind '"\e[B":history-search-forward'

# make tab cycle through commands instead of listing
bind '"\t":menu-complete'

Regards,
JKZfixme
Thanks very very much for that; it works perfectly

Regards

James
 
Old 11-07-2009, 05:00 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by tom4everitt View Post
If its only apt-get thats broken, it might be as simple as running

Code:
sudo apt-get update
so it downloads the package lists.
No it was commands and apt-get. I do the update command about every hour out of very bad habit :P

Thankyou anyway

James
 
Old 11-08-2009, 05:04 PM   #6
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Okay, it was a shot in the dark :P

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Originally Posted by jamwaffles View Post
No it was commands and apt-get. I do the update command about every hour out of very bad habit :P

Thankyou anyway

James
 
Old 11-09-2009, 02:10 PM   #7
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Okay, it was a shot in the dark :P
Lol nearly there. thanks for your suggestion anyhow

James
 
  


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