How to enable tab to complete for new users in ubuntu


Currently, I bash-autocomplete or tab to complete only works for the default root user. I made a new user with sudo powers, but tab autocomplete never works. Even when trying to fill in the name of a file in the directory. Does anyone have any clues to fix this?

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If you are running bash and still cannot use autocompletion, it’s most likely bash not having access to read the directories you’re trying to autocomplete in. You can remedy that by starting a new shell running as root: <pre>sudo -s</pre>.