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/svn-completion.sh
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 126.96.36.199. 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 svn-completion.sh is located at:
sudo cp git-188.8.131.52/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash /opt/local/etc/bash_completion.d/git-completion.sh
After that, I added the following to to my .profile (or .bash_profile):
# for bash-completion
if [ -f /opt/local/etc/bash_completion ]; then
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).