Prompt doesn't autocomplete with tab key

Hello there!

We have a curious thing. We downloaded mothur v1.45.3 on our server (Ubuntu 20.04). When we try to autocomplete a file name with a Tab, it doesn’t work. With other versions or on other computers we hadn’t seen that problem.

Tab autocompleting works properly outside mothur. What could be the problem?


Our prebuilt version for Ubuntu 20.04 does not include the readline library which allows for the autocompletion feature. You have a few options:

  1. Build from source, installing the readline library.
  2. Run the prebuilt version without readline.
  3. Try our generic Linux version, (requires readline 7)
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Thanks! I’ll download the version without readline. I’ll let you know the results.



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