How To disable Tab completion in linux

To disable Tab Completion in linux

vi ~.inputrc

and add following lines to it

set disable-completion on

Now logout and login again to check it if its working or not.

To enable it again change the set disable-completion on to set disable-completion off or just comment that line in .inputrc using(#)

To disable Tab Completion temporarily in current shell

bind ‘set disable-completion on’


bind -u complete

To Enable tab completion in current shell use

bind ‘set disable-completion off’

This entry was posted in Linux. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s