29a.ch by Jonas Wagner

Fixing bash autocomplete on ubuntu 13.04

The updated git package in ubuntu 13.04 changed the way bash completion works for git. Which resulted in the following error:

completion: function `_git' not found.

This is because git completion is now using autoloading which does not work with aliases. The solution is to simply manually source the bash-completion function:

# from my bashrc
alias g='git'
source /usr/share/bash-completion/completions/git
complete -o default -o nospace -F _git g
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