Subject: Re: bin/4167: WIBNI sh supported file/command/etc completion?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/26/1997 18:07:19
Todd Vierling 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

Uh... what do you mean *adding* line editing? It already uses libedit.
The additional cost of adding completion should be small.