tab completion less useful now, due to sbin in path

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at
Fri Oct 3 18:39:46 UTC 2008

On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 3:20 PM, Horst H. von Brand
<vonbrand at> wrote:
> Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at> wrote:
> [...]
>> I won't say you are whining.. but you are the first systems
>> administrator I have met in several years who hasn't had
>> /usr/sbin:/sbin in their default path.
> So you've never met me (or one of the lots of people that I've trained over
> the years)...
>>                                        You sure they didn't make you a
>> manager and didn't tell you?
> They did, but had the good taste to ask me nicely ;-)

Heh.. as I have gotten a lot of off list ribbing about this.. I am
removing /sbin:/usr/sbin from my path and learning to type /usr/sbin
for the commands I have 'shortcutted' over the years. Next I will be
removing the bad habit of '/sbin/sudo bash' :).

Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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