does linux have a "did you mean......" component for the command line like Google?
bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Fri Nov 16 16:12:16 UTC 2007
On Friday 16 November 2007, John Toliver wrote:
> You know how when you type something that may be misspelled and Google
> comes back with "Did you mean this?" spelling properly what you were
> trying to search for. Can I install a package that lets me get to the
> command I am looking for even if I happen to mis a letter? For example
> smbpaswd vs. smbpasswd. Big difference when trying to get the system to
> play nice in a windows network.
Bash has a command:
shopt -s cdspell
that I put in my .bashrc file. If, for example, you mispell:
cd /backup as follows:
root at linux1:/# cd /bckup
root at linux1:/backup#
note that it picked the right directory before it executed the command.
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