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gsettings command tab key autocomplete

asked 2012-06-02 05:34:57 -0500

ztank1013 gravatar image

updated 2012-06-02 14:24:33 -0500

In Fedora 16 I liked a lot the tab key auto-complete feature embedded with the gsettings command. Never used it, it was really helpful! It worked similarly as the yum command does when you partially insert a package name and hit the tab key (a couple of times).

# yum install bas            #<- hit tab a couple of times here
                             #   and you'll get packages list
base64coder-javadoc.noarch  bash-doc.x86_64
base64coder.noarch          bashmount.noarch
bashdb.noarch               bastet.x86_64

For gsettings command values are no longer showed while hitting tab... Is this a feature we should turn on somehow?
Do we have an alternative to list key values available for a certain entry?

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answered 2012-10-04 15:04:36 -0500

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This should work if you have the bash-completion package installed. I am running Fedora 17 on x86_64 with bash-completion and completion for gsettings works fine. Once you run 'yum install bash-completion', you may need to logout completely and login for the shell to properly inherit the completion.

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