Enable programmable bash completion in debian lenny

aptitude install bash-completion ; source /etc/bash_completion
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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By: flart
2009-10-07 09:27:02

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There is also a commented block in /etc/bash.bashrc which you can uncomment to enable bash completion system-wide.
hfs · 470 weeks and 5 days ago

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