How to configure bash completion in ubuntuThu 11 April 2013 by guglielmo
Filed under howto Tags bash terminal
Working almost always in the terminal of a linux box, the autocompletion feature enhances your speed and comfort, a lot.
Under Ubuntu, autocompletion is installable, if not already installed, with:
apt-get install bash_completion
The ~/.bashrc config file should contain these lines:
if [ -f /etc/bash_completion ] && ! shopt -oq posix; then . /etc/bash_completion fi
If things are set this way, then you will be able to autocomplete regularly (and save a lot of time).
- In /etc/bash_completion.d you can find the rather cryptic scripts enabling autocomplete patterns inside various unix contexts.