[ltp] terminal bip

Richard Neill linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 10 Nov 2003 15:30:53 +0000

Dear Gustavo,

What you probably want to do is make bash give you a list of possible 
options, rather than beeping. Here's how:

Add this to /etc/inputrc
    # Show all if ambiguous.
    set show-all-if-ambiguous on

then restart bash

The information about inputrc is somewhere inside 'info bash'.

Different distros do different things:

If you have a directory containing, say "foobar" and foobaz" and enter
"ls foo" [tab]

* Mandrake will give you a list of possible completions.

* Redhat/Debian will just beep, and if you press tab again, will list 
the possible completions.

While I'm on the subject, installing 'bash-completion' is really 
worthwhile - it makes the completion more intelligent.

Best wishes


gustavo wrote:
> Hello List
> Any one know how avoid the "bip" on the terminal. This "bip" came when
> are more than one posibility in the automatic <TAB> completation on the
> terminal.

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