If I do this:
I loose all completion rules (i.e. branches and remotes are no longer being automatically completed when I hit TAB after typing, for example
g push o).
Copying and modifying opportunely from
/etc/bash_completion.d/git, add the following lines to your
complete -o bashdefault -o default -o nospace -F _git g 2>/dev/null \ || complete -o default -o nospace -F _git g
Latest bash-completion upstream moved and renamed things a bit. It's now:
source /usr/share/bash-completion/completions/git __git_complete g __git_main
Use this in recent versions of Ubuntu (e.g. 14.04, also Fedora 22+) when you encounter:
completion: function `_git' not found
alias g='git' source /usr/share/bash-completion/completions/git complete -o default -o nospace -F _git g
The updated way to do this (complete wouldn't work for me):
cd- switch to your home directory
source ~/git-completion.bashto your .bashrc file (if you don't have this file make one in your home folder, bash will look for it automatically)
alias g='git'to your .bashrc file.
First, look up the original completion command. Example:
$ complete | grep git complete -o bashdefault -o default -o nospace -F __git_wrap__git_main git
Now add these to your startup script (e.g. ~/.bashrc):
# copy the original statement, but replace the last command (git) with your alias (g) complete -o bashdefault -o default -o nospace -F __git_wrap__git_main g # load dynamically loaded completion functions (may not be required) _completion_loader git
_completion_loader line may not be required. But for some situations, the completion function is only loaded dynamically after you type the command and press
TAB the first time. So if you haven't used the original command, and try the alias +
TAB, you may get an error like "bash: completion: function not found".
Just for the sake of completeness, I'd like to add an answer using the
~/.bash-completion file, which gets sourced at the end of the bash-completion script:
_xfunc git __git_complete g __git_main _xfunc git __git_complete gl _git_log _xfunc git __git_complete gd _git_diff _xfunc git __git_complete gb _git_branch
Then in my
~/.bashrc I have just the aliases. I was trying to:
~/.bashrcwith bash-completion stuff (keep stuff where it belongs) ✓
_xfunc sources the git-completion anyway. I'll update this answer once I figure out how to do it properly (I also asked on lunchpad here).
Look at here: https://gist.github.com/scue/576310b7c6b7714aad05
wget https://gist.github.com/scue/576310b7c6b7714aad05/raw/459d46761c231f5c373c1cf496920b01bb6669d2/.bash_aliases.git -O ~/.bash_aliases.git echo "test -e ~/.bash_aliases.git && source ~/.bash_aliases.git" >> ~/.bashrc
You may just define aliases as usual:
Then install complete-alias to make bash completion alias-aware.