Subject: Re: Usability and the default shell
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/06/2006 18:54:04
On Fri, 06 Oct 2006, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> > a) /bin/sh's built-in default is no line editing at all.
> > b) There is no default /etc/skel/.shrc.

Oh, I missed that.  Thanks.

What do people think about adding "set -o tabcomplete" to /etc/shrc?

Changing tabcomplete to treat the first word specially (look for
commands instead of files)?

Implementing braceexpand?  (Which should definitely be off in sh's
built-in defaults, because it breaks script compatibility.)

If all that was done, I could stop using bash.

--apb (Alan Barrett)