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I used to work on Redhat Linux and really enjoy its feature that I can only type a few letters on the command line, and the rest of a file name would show up. I am running AIX 5 or 6 now, and it does not have this feature.

Do you know if there is a way to turn on this feature in AIX? Does AIX have this feature at all?

Thanks so much.

Dave

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Do you mean auto-completion? What shell are you using? This is probably better asked on SuperUser.com – Duck Oct 9 '12 at 0:32
    
Yes. I mean auto completion. It is a Korn shell. – dave Oct 9 '12 at 1:56
    
The unix stackexchange might also be helpful. – DSM Oct 9 '12 at 2:02
    
Maybe this will help stackoverflow.com/questions/81022/… or just switch to bash. – Duck Oct 9 '12 at 3:23
    
You could compile bash or zsh on your AIX machine, and use it as your login shell (probably changing that shell with chsh) – Basile Starynkevitch Oct 9 '12 at 5:23

AIX does have this feature.

By default, AIX uses korn shell and vi as the editor. Command completion is:

ESC+\

To scroll through command history use: ESC+k ESC+j

vi is tricky to use at first, but it puts a whole new spin on the keyboard once you get common functionality down.

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