Discussion on: Bash Shell Tricks

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Bhaskar Karambelkar Author

Yikes my bad. Actually it should be $HOME/.ssh/known_hosts file for auto completing host names. You won't find host names in $HOME/.ssh/config unless you've explicitly put them there, but every host you connect to gets saved in known_hosts by default.

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Alexander Kashev

Yes, it does, but bash-completion does not read hosts from known_hosts - at least on my Ubuntu 16.04 machine.

It will, however, read both hostnames and host aliases from config.