Filename completion with the Korn shell

Filename completion is only available if the the environment variables EDITOR and/or VISUAL are set to either emacs, gmacs or vi. For example:

   EDITOR=emacs

The value of the VISUAL variable takes precedence over the value of the EDITOR variable.

emacs- or gmacs-style file completion

To complete a file or directory name with emacs or gmacs set press the ESC key twice.

   ls -l on<ESC><ESC>line_help

If the filename is not completed enter more characters until the filename can be uniquely identified.

Directories are shown by the trailing / character.

vi-style file completion

To complete a file or directory name with vi set press the \ (backward slash) key.

   ls -l on\line_help

If the filename is not completed enter more characters until the filename can be uniquely identified.

Directories are shown by the trailing / character.

List possible names

To list all the possible names of files press the ESC key followed by the = key.

   ls -l S<ESC>=
   1) SIRS
   2) Solaris

Directories are shown by the trailing / character.


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