[Novalug] What is the name of this great feature in Ubuntu?
creitz at gmail.com
Sun Dec 31 14:24:27 EST 2006
On 12/31/06, Michael Stone <mstone at mathom.us> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 31, 2006 at 01:27:28PM -0500, Ben Creitz wrote:
> >and hit <tab>, I will get a list of all of the available packages
> >beginning with 'sysv'. I have not seen this in other distros; has
> >anybody else?
> Debian has done this for years...
> >What is this feature called?
> Tab completion.
Until now, "tab completion" meant for me the completion of command
names only. Furthermore, in other distros, the shell won't even
complete the command name in some cases, for example man x... In
Debian-based ones it does, and the completion of options really saves
time. They should all adopt this.
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