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Old 02-03-2009
Question korn prompt autocompletion possible ?

My client`s system is an AIX 4.2 and using the Kron shell. I was just wondering if it is possible to have the prompt autocompletion enabled on it without changing shell version.

By autocompletion, I mean to automatically complete the filenames or directories we type in using the Tab key.
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Old 02-03-2009
Your editor in ksh will be vi, so ESC-\ should/could work.
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Old 02-04-2009
If you use vi as your commandline editor ("set -o vi") you have:

"ESC-\" = complete the filename if the part you entered is distinct.
"ESC-=" = show all files/directories fitting to what you have entered so far


If you use emacs as commandline editor there is

"ESC-ESC" = complete the filename if the part you entered is distinct

I hope this helps.

bakunin
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