Re: [PATCH] Contributed bash completion support for core Git tools.

From: Shawn Pearce <>
Date: 2006-09-18 11:18:55
Junio C Hamano <> wrote:
> Shawn Pearce <> writes:
> > Since these are completion routines only for tools shipped with
> > core Git and since bash is a popular shell on many of the native
> > core Git platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, BSD) including these
> > routines as part of the stock package would probably be convienent
> > for many users.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
> >
> >  contrib/ |  330 +++++++++++++++...
> >  1 files changed, 330 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> Hmph.  I tried this and found that I like "git pull ."
> completion quite a bit.  Having said that:

I got hooked very fast on the completion for git pull, git checkout
and git fetch, especially on my local network where setting up
the SSH connection for a remote git-ls-remote isn't that much
of a performance hit.  Trying to use ref completion on the Git
repository itself on was quite horrible.  But it does
(sort of) beat doing an ls-remote first.
>  * If many people like it (like me), this may deserve to be
>    outside contrib/
>  * Otherwise, it would probably be better to place it in either
>    contrib/bash/ (with potentially other
>    bash-related things not just completion, but I do not know
>    offhand what other kind of hooks would be useful) or
>    contrib/completion/git-completion.bash (possibly with
>    completion for other shells).

I'm not sure there are too many other things to hook into bash in
addition to completion so contrib/completion/git-completion.bash may
be the better location, assuming it doesn't graduate out of contrib/.

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