Subject: Re: bin/4167: WIBNI sh supported file/command/etc completion?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/26/1997 16:17:18
On Fri, 26 Sep 1997 18:59:06 -0400 (EDT) 
 Todd Vierling <> wrote:

 > 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.

It already uses libedit for command history and editing.  I believe
those are POSIX requirements.

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