bash completion for pct & qm


Oct 27, 2011

I came across something odd while trying to migrate VMs & CTs to 4.0 with backup & restore. I noticed how both "pct restore" and qmrestore dont seem to auto complete paths if you tab. Like "pct restore 12345 /var/li<TAB>" does nothing but hang the shell for a second or so. However if you do
alias pc="pct restore"
... bash completion for paths works just fine with the alias. There don't seem to be any rules for those particular binaries in /etc/bash_completion.d which made me wonder... is there another place where rules for those files might be defined? I've never actually worked with custom bash completions before so I might be missing something integral, but I'm not sure what that might be.

PS: Just upgraded, same behaviour in 4.1.


Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
Jul 28, 2015
South Tyrol/Italy
The completions reside in:
FYI. And yes the completion is not perfect yet, but you could try to change the configs file to match:

complete -o default -C 'pct bashcomplete' pct
Note the added -o default, save it and source the file again.

I did not see any drawbacks of adding this yet, if you also could test it and report back would be nice.


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