tab completion

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Tue Mar 1 18:20:14 GMT 2005

On Tue, Mar 01, 2005 at 09:28:02AM -0800, Ben Munat wrote:
> None of those commands worked... However, I've also found that echo $SHELL 
> in my regular user's terminal says /bin/sh, while as root it says /bin/csh. 

If you're using /bin/sh, then of course none of the given commands
will work as they are for tcsh.

> Both root and the non-root user's shells are listed in /etc/passwd as 
> /bin/tcsh, so where else would the shell get set? Can I just set all 
> terminals and all users (i.e. me) to have the same shell with the same 
> capabilities?

I suspect that /etc/passwd has gotten out of sync with master.passwd.
Don't edit /etc/passwd. Use vipw(1) and make your changes within
Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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