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Bash Git Completion with Mac Ports

Published on Mon, 30 March 2009

Git comes with bash completion support which comes in handy for completing branch names and things like that. To get this support when installing git via Mac Ports you must add the bash_completion variant. You’ll also want to install the bash_completion port. After that you need to add the following to your ~/.bashrc file:

if [ -f /opt/local/etc/bash_completion ]; then
    . /opt/local/etc/bash_completion

For reference I have the following Git related config in my .bashrc:

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