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Setting up GIT Bash autocompletion. Use this only if you are using Bash instead of ZSH.

To see what shell you are using, you can:

echo $SHELL and it will tell you.

Use the below only if you are using bash.

Run the following to create ~/.git-completion.bash:

curl > ~/.git-completion.bash

and ~/

curl > ~/.git-prompt.bash

Then add the following to your ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile after PATH:

# Set the base PS1
export PS1="\t: \W$ "

# Source the git bash completion file
if [ -f ~/.git-completion.bash ]; then
    source ~/.git-completion.bash
    source ~/.git-prompt.bash
    PS1='[\u@\h \W$(__git_ps1 " (%s)")]\$ '

export PS1

This will display the branch name next to the folder name in the bash prompt.

vsee commented Feb 24, 2017

nice piece of code! There is one bug I saw: the second file is called but in bashrc sourced as .git-prompt.bash

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