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Linux DevCenter: Improving Bash

Feb 05, 2007, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"Bash is one of those Unix things that I am fully aware has a lot more potential and power than I know how to use. Every so often I go looking for another handful of useful things to learn about it: this is a selection of recent ones.

"Firstly: the Debian bash package includes a file /etc/bash_completion which extends bash--for example, enabling zsh-style tab completion of hostnames. Source this file in your own .bashrc to get this functionality. It also makes it easy to extend/program bash yourself, via the directory /etc/bash_completion.d/, which is automatically sourced by /etc/bash_completion..."

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