What program let you finish typing a file name when you hit ESC.
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Tue Jul 8 06:14:29 PDT 2003
> What program let you finish typing a file name when you hit ESC?
The shell tcsh does this, except that it uses TAB instead of ESC.
I think that is safer. Probably some other more modern shells also
do something like this.
Just type /bin/tcsh (or /usr/local/bin/tcsh - depending on which version
you have somewhere in OS 4.xx FreeBSD began putting tcsh in /bin as part
of the standard distribution) and then you are working in that shell.
You can also put this shell in your /etc/passwd file as your login in
shell (providing you have permission to modify the passwd file). Then
you will automatically be in that shell when you log in.
Just a caution: Don't use a shell for root in the /etc/passwd file that
is not in the root file system. So, if you have a /usr file system, for
example, don't use /usr/local/bin/tcsh or whatever because it might not be
available if that other file system cannot be mounted for some reason.
But, /bin/tcsh should always be OK, since almost no-one (in their right
mind) would make /bin a separate file system. You can make a copy
of /usr/local/bin/tcsh in /bin if that is your situation)
Use either chsh(1) or vipw(8) to modify the passwd file.
Also, make sure that this shell - full path - is listed in /etc/shells.
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