Subject: Re: Tab completion in /bin/sh
To: Tim Jakobsen <>
From: James Chacon <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/13/2005 18:30:36
On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 11:57:10AM +0200, Tim Jakobsen wrote:
> On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 11:32:08AM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> > There's no way for the shell to know whether you want to expand "/lib"
> > to "/lib/" or to "/libexec/".  The best it can do is to show you a list
> > of possible completions and let you choose.  And it does do that.  So I
> > don't understand what you want to be different.
> That is why I want it to expand it to /lib/ if I eg. continue pretting tab a few times. 

Which other shell have you used that has this behavior? All I've ever used
either present the choices on another tab (bash) or control-D (tcsh).