Git tab autocomplete

The following adds autocomplete to your git repos - branches when checking out and other git commands.

Download this bash file and save somewhere handy (/root or similar).

One way of getting it straight onto your server is using wget


Then edit your ~/.bash_profile and put the following code in:

if [ -f ~/.git-completion.bash ]; then
	. ~/.git-completion.bash

Logout, log back in - you should now be able to type git che[tab] for it to autocomplete to git checkout. Also works with branches and other git commands.

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Mike Street

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Mike is a CTO and Lead Developer from Brighton, UK. He spends his time writing, cycling and coding. You can find Mike on Mastodon.