OS: Open Suse 11.4 64 bit running inside Virtualbox.

I am following the link

to make bash behave like cmd.

It worked well in Arch Linux.

Recently I felt like I want to put this in Open Suse 11.4 and put the changes
to .inputrc and restarted the box (permissions of .inputrc = 755)

set completion-ignore-case on
# Ignore case when doing completion
set mark-directories on
# Completed dir names have a slash appended
set visible-stats on
# List ls -F for completion
"\C-i": menu-complete

The TAB completion DID NOT work.

Tried a lot but no luck.

I then moved the above section to /etc/inputrc and restarted the machine

and VIOLA the tab completion works.

But in my office env, I dont have the luxury of modifying the /etc/inputrc and only .inputrc will help.

Any ideas/suggestion would help.