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Debian Bash Auto Completion

Install the bash auto completion package.

sudo apt-get install bash-completion

Uncomment the following in /etc/bash.bashrc to enable to auto completion. You will need to open a new terminal after doing this.

sudo vi /etc/bash.bashrc

# enable bash completion in interactive shells
if [ -f /etc/bash_completion ] && ! shopt -oq posix; then
    . /etc/bash_completion
fi

You should now be able to hit tab and have commands automatically completed. Try it with apt-get in<tab>

20 Jun 2012 | Tags ( auto completion bash debian Raspberry Pi )

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