Re: shell line completion
From: Roger Marquis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
From: Roger Marquis <email@example.com> Date: 4 Apr 2003 15:07:01 GMT
Dave Uhring <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Maybe someone know if/how under Solaris it is possible to get the
>> interactive line completion that is now default for linux? Maybe this
>> can be set as default for all users?
>Change your user's shell to /usr/bin/bash or /usr/bin/tcsh. If you want
>the same behavior as Linux then select bash.
Command line completion, metacharacter support, and history recall
are better in tcsh than bash but more shops use bash these days
because of the Bourne shell-like syntax.
It is good to see even newbies using these advanced shell features,
even though it means they are less useful as a sign of an experience.
I still find that Unix admins who don't take advantage or filename
completion, command completion, metacharacter history recall, and
vi or emacs command line editing are also deficient in several other
>DO NOT change root's shell!!
A joke to be sure, but probably warranted in this case. If the
original poster doesn't know the difference between a shell feature
and an operating system feature they probably also don't know how
to do much of anything safely as root.
-- Roger Marquis Roble Systems Consulting http://www.roble.com/