A nifty edition to the git command line is autocomplete. First, get the git completion script:
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/git/git/master/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash -o ~/.git-completion.bash
Then edit your
~/.bash_profile file to add the following code:
if [ -f ~/.git-completion.bash ]; then
(go here for help on editing your .bash_profile)
That’s it. Now you can type
git and press Tab twice to get an autocomplete list of commands.
The bash_profile file is a hidden file that contains various settings and preferences that are run on startup for Terminal, including the PATH.
It’s actually super easy to edit. You simply need to open it in your favorite text editor. (I use Sublime Text) For example, if you are in your home directory, you can run
If you’re not in your home directory, add
~/ in front of it:
Now you will have your .bash_profile file open in your text editor, and you can edit at will and save.
See, pretty easy!