Restricted tab-completion is annoying

Fergal Daly fergal at esatclear.ie
Fri Oct 12 08:07:17 UTC 2007


On 12/10/2007, jdong at ubuntu.com <jdong at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2007 at 06:43:15PM -0700, Aaron C. de Bruyn wrote:
> > > > If I modify them, doesn't that mean they will get overwritten by the next update to the bash package?
> > >
> > > not if you modify them in your own .bashrc
> >
> > Yeah--but system-wide I want it off.
> > On the hosting server I own, I have 4 other admins that would absolutely hate this.
> >
>
> Well, then you should remove it from /etc/skel/.bashrc, and instruct
> existing users how to edit their .bashrc

I also find this annoying, why not provide an env var or switch somewhere

COMPLETE_ON_EXTENSION

that is checked by

/etc/bash_completion

before turning on any of the "annoying" features,

F

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