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I would like to use an interactive posix bash shell but the autocompletion feature doesn't work. When i type the tab character it simply prints a tab. The tab completion only works when i'm on a non posix interactive shell or on a posix interactive shell with emacs input mode. I find emacs input mode very awkward and i am used to vi input mode. The problem only arises when i am on posix mode and vi input mode in which case the tab key only prints a tab space on my shell. Also, the same problem arises when i invoke bash with the sh command.
Here is my /etc/inputrc :
# do not bell on tab-completion set bell-style audible set meta-flag on set input-meta on set convert-meta off set output-meta on # Completed names which are symbolic links to # directories have a slash appended. set mark-symlinked-directories on set editing-mode vi set keymap vi-insert set mark-modified-lines on $if mode=emacs # for linux console and RH/Debian xterm "\e[1~": beginning-of-line "\e[4~": end-of-line # commented out keymappings for pgup/pgdown to reach begin/end of history #"\e[5~": beginning-of-history #"\e[6~": end-of-history "\e[5~": history-search-backward "\e[6~": history-search-forward "\e[3~": delete-char "\e[2~": quoted-insert "\e[5C": forward-word "\e[5D": backward-word "\e[1;5C": forward-word "\e[1;5D": backward-word # for rxvt "\e[8~": end-of-line "\eOc": forward-word "\eOd": backward-word # for non RH/Debian xterm, can't hurt for RH/DEbian xterm "\eOH": beginning-of-line "\eOF": end-of-line # for freebsd console "\e[H": beginning-of-line "\e[F": end-of-line $endif