Restricted tab-completion is annoying

Forest Bond forest at alittletooquiet.net
Fri Oct 12 13:02:05 UTC 2007


Hi,

On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 09:07:17AM +0100, Fergal Daly wrote:
> 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,

Enough with the madness.  You are free to edit configuration files (files in
/etc), and your changes will not be mindlessly overwritten on upgrades.  Your
preference for disabling fancy tab completion is addressed by changing your
system-wide config.  Please do so.

-Forest
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Forest Bond
http://www.alittletooquiet.net
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