[conspire] Obscure Way to Drastically Improve User Experience under Debian or K/X/Ubuntu (or MEPIS or Knoppix/Kanotix, etc.)

mark weisler mark.weisler at comcast.net
Tue Dec 27 06:07:04 PST 2005

On Saturday 24 December 2005 22:43, Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
> Most RPM-based distros, as well as DEB-based Fink, provide an optional
> package, sometimes installed by default, that magically makes tabbing in
> the bash shell context-sensitive. For example, without this package, if
> you type "cd foo" and press tab when you have a file named foo1 and a
> folder named foo2, it will beep and not do anything. 
> Uncomment them and save changes. The next time you start a 
> shell, tabs will be context-sensitive.
This useful tip works for me. Thanks for passing it on. Might it be good to 
give this tip wider circulation by, say, offering it to Linux Journal or a 
similar purveyor of tips and tools?

Mark Weisler
mark.weisler at comcast.net
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