Restricted tab-completion is annoying

Joseph Price pricechild at
Sat Oct 13 08:43:54 UTC 2007

I guess it thinks you are trying to execute something and so doesn't
bother showing non-executable files?


On 13/10/2007, Aaron C. de Bruyn <ubuntu-devel-discuss at> wrote:
> > I think this sucks.  I spend a lot of time at the bash prompt and use tab-completion constantly.  When you are in bash, I would expect you sorta know what you are doing.
> I totally forgot my other example until just a few minutes ago when I went to modify my apt sources list.
> sudo -e /etc/apt/sour<TAB> gives me sudo -e /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ for no apparent reason.  It doesn't appear to be a permissions issue.
> sudo vi /etc/apt/sour<TAB> gives me the correct result--sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list
> Perhaps this is something I should file a bug report on?
> -A
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