I am a Mac user who has recently switched to Lubuntu on my personal laptop. The issue I'm facing is that my terminal does not do any sort of autocomplete or show history. Pressing Tab just adds a tab and pressing the Up button shows the escaped character ^[[A

e.g. if I press Tab after apt-g, I just get apt-g with some spaces after

I've tried on the default qterminal and on guake, and checked terminal preferences

  • Do you have bash-completion (package) installed? Providing the release may have helped, I'd have done more searching, as my Lubuntu sure has it - I'd miss it terribly – guiverc Dec 18 '19 at 5:32
  • You also might want to clarify what you mean by history ; if you type history into a terminal, do you not get a list of your prior commands? or only some commands? or do you mean the <UP/DOWN> arrows whilst trying commands (myself: my profile doesn't store all commands in my history which I prefer; when I logged in local but not if I remotely login.. This can be changed - but your question was vague) – guiverc Dec 18 '19 at 5:40
  • I think he means the up/down arrows – ColonD Dec 18 '19 at 8:20

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