October 2007

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  • HOWTO Autocomplete hostnames with bash while using SSH

    This article was first written in October 2007 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/364). On most GNU/Linux distributions, bash is able to read hostnames in  /.ssh/known_hosts to autocomplete ssh commands. For security reasons though, hostnames are no longer stored in clear text in those files on most distributions, defeating this feature of bash’s autocompletion. To […]