disable bell for bash completion

Marius Gedminas marius at pov.lt
Fri Sep 22 08:13:37 UTC 2006

On Fri, 22 Sep 2006 10:03:48 +0200 Marco <marco.mandl at gmx.at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I often work with gnome console and enjoy the convenience of bash
> completion. But one thing is disturbing me and my environment a lot - the
> bell signaling ambiguity. How can I disable it?

I've enabled visual bell via System -> Preferences -> Sound ->
System bell as I find it significantly less irritating. (I'm translating
menu items back into English, so their names may be somewhat inaccurate.)

If you want to disable the bell just for bash, you can put

  set bell-style none

in  ~/.inputrc (see the bash manual page, the section about readline

Marius Gedminas
"... one of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was that,
lacking zero, they had no way to indicate successful termination of
their C programs."
                -- Robert Firth
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