I am using Git as many of you do. Also, I don't use any GUI for that — just CLI. So I was wondering: are there any way to make Git commands (git status, git checkout etc.) complete themselves when hitting Tab? Like other CLI commands do.

P.S. I'm using Arch Linux, if that anyhow matters.

  • What shell are you using? Bash? – nsg Aug 13 '12 at 9:13
  • Yes, Bash. Sorry for not mentioning that. – daGrevis Aug 13 '12 at 9:29
  • You have this file /etc/bash_completion.d/git or not, it belongs to core/git – daisy Aug 13 '12 at 11:37

Add source /usr/share/git/completion/git-completion.bash to your ~/.bashrc.


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