Bash Completion, Along with SVN and Git Tab Completion

Time is pre­cious. I installed these util­i­ties to save some of it:

I install bash-completion via Mac­Ports on my Macs.

sudo port install bash-completion

I then saved this svn-completion script to locally, and did a sudo cp:

sudo cp bash_completion /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/

Note: “bash_completion” is the file linked on “svn-completion script”. I hope that avoids confusion.

Last but not least, I then installed the git-completion script. I first checked the ver­sion of Git I have via Mac­Ports which hap­pens to be I then saved and untarred the Git tar­ball of the ver­sion I have locally. Then did another sudo cp of the actual git-completion script to the same direc­tory where my is located at:

sudo cp git- /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/

After that, I added the fol­low­ing to to my .pro­file (or .bash_profile):

# for bash-completion
if [ -f /opt/local/etc/bash_completion ]; then
    . /opt/local/etc/bash_completion
source /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/
source /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/

Either restart your Ter­mi­nal, or re-execute your .pro­file, and that would do it.

For more info on Git com­ple­tion, check out this arti­cle by Kamal Fariz (bitfluent).

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