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Tweaking Linux Library Settings Within Readline

Feb 08, 2010, 23:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"Readline is the library that handles your Linux command-line input (and input for some other applications).

"The various customizable options for it are set either system-wide in /etc/inputrc or per-user in ~/.inputrc. Most of the time the default settings will work perfectly well, but there are a few you may wish to try out that will make slight changes to the way that tab-completion behaves.

"Be sure to hit Ctrl-X, Ctrl-R after editing the file to re-read it and use the changes you've made.

"Set completion-ignore-case on

ignores the case of the input line when tab-completing."

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