aptitude & bash completion

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Apr 17 15:32:59 UTC 2007

Art Alexion wrote:

> Thanks to help from this people on this list, my switch from apt-get to
> aptitude seems to be working fine now.
> One thing I am not getting (Dapper) is bash completion with aptitude like
> I got with apt-get.
> Ex.
> 'sudo apt-get i<tab>' results in 'sudo apt-get install'
> 'sudo apt-get install bas<tab><tab> results in presenting me with choices
> of packages begining with 'bas'
> None of this works with aptitude.
> Dapper comes with bash-3.1-2ubuntu10
> The current version of bash seems to support aptitude (see
> http://www.caliban.org/bash/index.shtml#completion).
> Is there a way to update my version of bash to support this?  I don't mind
> hand patching the file as long as I know what to add.

I don't see how aptitude would have affected that.  It works for me... (8
packages from base to bastille)

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