Sam Newman's site, a Consultant at ThoughtWorks

This was driving me nuts for ages – I couldn’t work out how to turn off that annoying beep you got whenever an auto-completion had multiple or no hits. Anyway, it’s a ReadLine configuration (so it’ll apply to any shell using ReadLone) – edit (or create) .inputrc in your home directory, and insert the following line:

set bell-style off 

Finally – peace!

3 Responses to “How to stop the annoying beep in OSX Terminal (and Bash shells in general)”

  1. Ian Holsman

    go into the window-settings menu option under ‘terminal’

    select ’emulation’.
    uncheck ‘audible beep’
    check ‘visual beep’
    click use settings as default


  2. milia

    THANKS !!!!!

    Really hated this ‘beep’ of the terminal.

    Argh !

    And yes, peace at last πŸ™‚

    Thanks again.


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