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Enable programmable bash completion in debian lenny

Terminal - Enable programmable bash completion in debian lenny
aptitude install bash-completion ; source /etc/bash_completion
2009-10-07 09:27:02
User: flart
Functions: install
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Enable programmable bash completion in debian lenny

The really awesome bash completion in debian seems to be an extra package now, which has to be installed. After sourcing /etc/bash_completion it completes almost everything (package names in apt... etc) :-)

To make this permanent, put something like this in your .bashrc:

if [ -f /etc/bash_completion]; then

source /etc/bash_completion

fi

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There is also a commented block in /etc/bash.bashrc which you can uncomment to enable bash completion system-wide.

Comment by hfs 267 weeks and 3 days ago

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