[svlug] Best FTP Server

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Fri Mar 10 00:56:28 PST 2006

On 3/9/06, Akkana Peck <akkana at shallowsky.com> wrote:
> Bill Ward writes (re fancy bash autocomplete):
> > Anyone know a trick for tcsh to do this?  I've tried bash but I just
> > couldn't get used to it.
> Hurray, another tcsh user!

Not many of us in the Linux world...

> I haven't actually set up fancy autocomplete in tcsh, though I
> remember it from when it used to be on by default back when I used
> SuSE, but take a look at /etc/complete.tcsh.

I've been meaning to do that for years now, and haven't got around to it...

> I don't think there's anything there that handles remote filenames
> over ssh, but perhaps it's hookinable via the same mechanism the
> bash trick uses.

I'd have to try to understand how bash does it to try to copy that.  I
was hoping for a quick answer :)

> It still sounds like a lot more work to set up than ncftp, though,
> which does remote autocompletion by default without any extra setup.
> I presume that under the hood it just sends a dir command,
> parses the response then does its own autocompletion in response
> to what the user types. But it's all transparent to the user.

Yes, ncftp is quite clever.  I can't bear to use the traditional ftp
client any more.

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