Path autocompletion in ksh


 
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Old 10-26-2004
Lightbulb Path autocompletion in ksh

Say, I want to move into dir library from current dir, on prompt if I type in

cd li

if it is followed by pressing 'Tab' key then complete dir name appears.


Would there anyone know, how we can make into effect this path autocompletion?
I am using 'ksh'.
# 2  
Old 10-26-2004
Hmm. I know pdksh (Public Domain ksh) has a "vi-tabcomplete" option, and I set it thusly in my .kshrc

set -o vi-tabcomplete

If you're using stock ksh, however, you can use "Esc-\" for completion.

You could always try bash if its on your system...

Cheers
ZB
# 3  
Old 10-26-2004
Just for information, you can see the options you have enabled by typing set -o at the command prompt.
# 4  
Old 10-26-2004
Google, I have following options in my shell.

allexport off
bgnice on
emacs off
errexit off
gmacs off
ignoreeof off
interactive on
keyword off
markdirs off
monitor on
noexec off
noclobber off
noglob off
nolog off
notify off
nounset off
privileged off
restricted off
trackall off
verbose off
vi on
viraw on
xtrace off

I dont have option mentioned by zazzybob. I cant make out which one I need to enable.
# 5  
Old 10-26-2004
Looks like you're using the "standard" ksh, which doesn't have tab completion.

You'll need to use Esc-\

Cheers
ZB
# 6  
Old 10-26-2004
Thanks zazzybob

It helps !!! It seems, instead of 'tab' i need to use combination of 'esc+\' each time.
 
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