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# 1  
Old 10-04-2001
Network Auto Complete under AIX

How can one setup auto complete under AIX
when you type a path etc. by pressing a sequece of keys yu can complete the line.
Any sugestions !!!!
# 2  
Old 10-04-2001
if your shell is ksh & you know vi.

set -o vi
# 3  
Old 10-04-2001
I know nothing about the emacs editor (honest!), but when in emacs mode, you can auto-complete a file or command by hitting the Escape key twice. To get there, type "set -o emacs".
# 4  
Old 10-04-2001
Thanks youve been a great help - it worked
# 5  
Old 10-10-2001
Tools

Install BASH as ur shell...

You'll also have command-history available...
# 6  
Old 10-10-2001
Is there no other way to get auto-complete and command history without installing BASH
# 7  
Old 10-10-2001
Since I "grew up" without BASH and the benifits of
"auto-complete", I don't use it when using bash.
However, ksh fully supports history and using your
favorite editor (vi or emacs) for the command line
interface and browsing through your command history...

# from .profile file
export HISTSIZE=100
export EDITOR=vi

...give me a history of my last 100 commands (lines)
and allows me to use a vi like interface. For instance,
I ran a telnet command earlier with an IP address.
I want to get to that system again.
At the command line I press Esc then /telnet
and it will search ("/") my history for "telnet".
If I ran several telnets an I don't get the one in question
then I type /Enter and it searches again.
That's just one example.

I don't know (but I have heard rumors) that auto-complete
is available on ksh now but I cannot verify or deny this Smilie

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