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Old 06-05-2007
Using the Esc key to complete command line typing

Dear Techs,

In the past on a different box (HP) I use to be able to complete something I was typing by entering a portion of the filename in the pwd and I would hit the Esc key and it would match the rest of the filename. I did this without understanding how it was setup.

Now I am on a new box and I would like to have the same functionality but I do not know how to set it up. I am now on a Solarix box.

Please let me know how to set it up. Thanks in advance.

Last edited by jxh461; 06-05-2007 at 06:04 PM..
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Old 06-05-2007
I'm guessing you were using the csh shell, and filec was set, if you want that then thye "csh" followed by "set filec" and it should work. On the other have you might be better advised to use bash or even tcsh, and use the <tab> key for autocomplete, I would normally have also said ksh, but I think in this case the bash or tcsh approach would be better.
 

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