Restricted tab-completion is annoying
fergal at esatclear.ie
Fri Oct 12 13:15:07 UTC 2007
On 12/10/2007, Forest Bond <forest at alittletooquiet.net> wrote:
> 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.
So anyone who disliked anything in the system bashrc 10 years should
have skipped all updates since?
Why do I have to opt out of bug future fixes and improvements just
because somebody else prefers their way of tab-completion?
> Forest Bond
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