Subject Re: isql - tab characters cause filename completion
Author belmont_services
I'm not sure I understand your suggestion. I use vi all day long, but
that doesn't help me when I'm looking at an isql SQL> prompt. Are you
saying theye is some way I can get my own editor to interpret what I'm
typing to isql? How would I do that?

Thanks again

--- In, "jft" <jft@...> wrote:
> Mark,
> 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 ...)
> John
> > -------Original Message-------
> > From: belmont_services <mnichols@...>
> > Subject: [firebird-support] isql - tab characters cause filename
> > 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
> >
> > 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
> >
> >