bash_completion blissness on Mac OS X Leopard
Debian-like bash_completion! I missed you! But no more!
To install it just do:
sudo port install bash-completion echo "source /opt/local/etc/bash_completion" >> ~/.bash_profile chmod +x ~/.bash_profile
EDIT: You must have MacPorts installed to run the first command. http://www.macports.org Tip from KA, on the commets.
If you don’t know yet what is bash_completion, it is a feature for shells to autocomplete commands. Example: You are on a git repository. You type git fe and press TAB, bash_completion will fill “fetch” for you. If you have branches, they are autocompleted too. GNU Tar only shows files compatible with the filters you selected. So if you tar xvzf my-softw TAB, it will complete only filenames that are on tar.gz or tgz format and that starts with the string you already typed.
It is heaven again.