Subject: Re: ksh and new-default vi-tabcompletion
To: Bruce J.A. Nourish <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/23/2003 09:33:27
On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 08:21:12AM -0700, Bruce J.A. Nourish wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2003 at 02:21:09AM -0600, Richard Rauch wrote:
> >   set: Illegal option -o vi-tabcomplete
> Aren't you in emacs mode? Try 

No.  I'm in vi mode.

> # bind "^I"=auto-insert

Is that dependant upon emacs mode?

> Personally, I think that tab-complete is the best thing since sliced
> bread.

Ah.  Well, there's the problem, see?  I sometimes buy whole loaves
of bread.  I've got a bread knife, though I don't know if the result
of such manual labor counts as "sliced" bread.  (^&

Then there's a brand of sweet bread that comes in round loaves and
I just tear hunks of that off and grunt at my neighbors...

Maybe the next time I change shells I will try to get along with
tab completion and anything similar.  (I do use it in emacs, I
confess.  I probably could get to like it in a shell, but at present
I'm more accustomed to being able to input TAB characters without
having to resort to ^V<tab>.)

  "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."