On Linux systems, the beeping is really annoying, especially when trying to use TAB to complete commands on a Linux terminal. If you are new to Linux, see the 30 Linux commands most commonly used by novices for examples. So how do you permanently disable this beep? Less worry because I have the solution for you.
We will disable it on Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux, Fedora, CentOS and RHEL.
It depends on the terminal bash shell you choose.
1) On Ubuntu, Debian and Kali Gnome terminals
First, open the Gnome terminal and click: Terminal> Edit> Profile Preferences> General> Terminal Bell, uncheck the check box for the terminal bell. See screenshot below.
For Kali Linux and Debian, see below.
If you are using an xterm terminal emulator, type:
echo xset b off >> ~/.xession
For vim; Vi IMproved, programmer text editor, turn off the beep by adding the following line to the file
At the end of the file, press Esc, then press: wq to save and exit. Without vim, a single command line can complete the task.
echo set vb >> ~/.vimrc
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