Subject Re: [firebird-support] isql - tab characters cause filename completion
Author jft
One approach is to use an editor that provides an option to
automatically insert a set number of spaces when the tab
key is pressed during editing coupled with doing a global
replace on the existing code (eg vi (unix), EditPlus (win)
et al - there's a lot of good editors out there ...)
> -------Original Message-------
> From: belmont_services <mnichols@...>
> Subject: [firebird-support] isql - tab characters cause filename completion
> Sent: 08 May '08 06:15
> I'm trying to disable the default interpretation of the "tab"
> character during my isql sessions. I understand that isql is built
> using the readline functions to obtain terminal input from me. While
> this provides great things like command-line history and editing, it
> also causes some frustration because it wants to interpret "tabs" as
> filename completion requests. I have a lot of sql snippets that were
> prepared using a text editor and they contain tabs as formatting. But
> they don't work at all in isql when I cut and paste into my isql session.
> I'm currently using FB 2.1 on Fedora 8, but I seem to recall this
> problem was present for me on earlier versions of each.
> Is there a way for me to modify my environment or isql invocation so
> that the tab key isn't interpreted as a filename completion?
> Thanks!
> Mark