Re: Bash autocompletion
Dave Sherohman <email@example.com> writes:
> So now for my own pet bash completion peeve: Having to hit tab twice
> when dealing with a symlink to a directory. Can this be changed in
> /etc/bash_completion so that symlinks to directories will behave
> identically to real directories? (A quick grep for "sym" shows that
> it does not appear in the file and grepping man bash for "completion"
> and "symbolic" didn't turn up anything useful.) Or, better, is there
> a way to make this change on a per-user basis?
Well, I had no idea about /etc/bash_completion. Intrigued, I hit the
docs in /usr/share/doc/bash and saw this in README.Debian.gz which may
or may not answer your question above:
0. symlinked directory completion behavior
Starting with readline-4.2a, completion on symlinks that point
to directories does not append the slash. To restore the behaviour
found in readline-4.2, add to /etc/inputrc or ~/.inputrc:
set mark-symlinked-directories on
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