Sat Nov 17 01:00:55 CST 2001
Dealing with obnoxious beeping under Linux:
In Vim you can turn on a visual bell mode that flashes the screen instead of doing something audible and annoying. Just :set vb, which I stuck in my ~/.vimrc.
Bash, meanwhile, pays attention to a file called .inputrc, which I hadn't known existed. Here's mine:
set bell-style none set show-all-if-ambiguous on
bell-style none turns off the bell. (I.e., the bloody obnoxious PC speaker beep.) show-all-if-ambiguous shows all possible completions for an ambiguous completion attempt. Seems more useful than the default.