/bin/sh vi-mode command line editing pathname expansion
weeks at iastate.edu
Fri Apr 2 14:52:46 UTC 2010
The following vi-mode command line editing features seem to be
missing from FreeBSD 8.0's /bin/sh.
Display the possible shell word expansions (see wordexp )
of the bigword at the current command line position...
Perform pathname expansion (see Pathname Expansion )
on the current bigword, up to the largest set of characters
that can be matched uniquely...
Perform pathname expansion on the current bigword and
insert all expansions into the command to replace the current
bigword, with each expansion separated by a single <space>...
Full descriptions are here:
This would be handy to have out-of-the-box so one doesn't have
to install bash or ksh to have a POSIX shell that can do this kind
of pathname expansion in an interactive shell.
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