[Herts] Bash auto-completion enhanced

David Precious davidp at preshweb.co.uk
Fri Mar 23 11:09:31 GMT 2007

Hi all,

Recently found bash-completion, an add-on to improve the auto-completion
in Bash (you know, the lazy "type a few letters and hit tab" job :)).

It auto-completes parameter names for common commands (e.g. typing grep --
and hitting tab twice will show you a list of all the named options

Even nicer (I think), is ssh autocompletion - it reads your known_hosts
files to autocomplete hostnames.  So, if you've ssh'd to
reallylongannoyinghostname.somewhere.com before, you can just type ssh
rea<tab>.... how slick is that :)

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Have a look at:
(if you like it, leave a comment ;) )


Dave P

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