Auto Complete variable names in KSH


 
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Old 04-08-2012
Auto Complete variable names in KSH

Hi,
I use KSH a lot.
I wanted to know if I can auto-complete a Variable name in the environment. I know this is possible in tcsh.
I use the vi mode to edit commands on command prompt.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks..!!
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Old 04-08-2012
Please post what Operating System and version you are running:
Code:
uname -a # Obliterate anything confidential like machine names


Ps. I have not seen autocomplete work with ksh.
Using Esc K (two characters) gives you the current command to edit.
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Old 04-08-2012
Hi Methyl,
OS and version is
Code:
SunOS 5.10

Lets say I have 2 variable names as:
Code:
$SERIAL_RUN
$RUN_DIR

So, if I type echo $SER and press esc \ or something similar, it should complete the variable name as $SERIAL_RUN

Thanks

Last edited by grep_me; 04-08-2012 at 06:43 PM.. Reason: Adding example
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Old 04-08-2012
Based on the Kshell man page (man/man1/ksh.html man page -- look for the heading "In-line Editing Options") I don't believe variable name expansion is supported. From the doc, only filename and command expansion is implemented.

I could be wrong, but that is how I read it.
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Old 04-09-2012
I agree with agama. I don't recall this ever being a feature of unix. It is sort of a feature of ksh history if you have previously typed the command and the command is still in your history file. See man ksh and search for HISTORY .
 
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