Subject: Re: bin/4167: WIBNI sh supported file/command/etc completion?
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/26/1997 18:59:06
On Fri, 26 Sep 1997 wrote:

: >How-To-Repeat:
: 	Wish /bin/sh supported tab completion of command names, file
: 	names, variable names, etc, like bash.

sh needs to be as lean and mean as possible, IMHO.  It's the shell used by
your average Un*x script, so adding filename completion, line editing, blah,
blah would add Feeping Creaturism to sh.  sh is also _statically_ linked
because it's in /bin (necessarily because of scripts and /etc/rc in Bourne
shell language) so adding libedit alone would be painful.

== Todd Vierling (Personal; Business
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