I use bash completion all the time to save typing. However there is an oddity I am unable to figure out how to fix on OSX.
If I install bash-completion using Homebrew (brew install bash-completion) and set it up in .bashrc, the tab key will no longer complete environment variables. Without this installed, environment variable completion works as expected.
For example, I have shortcuts for all my SSH accounts for clients... instead of typing
ssh [email protected] I can just type
ssh $SSHCRAZY which is much easier to remember.
Expected behavior: In the built-in bash in OSX I can type
ssh $SSHC and hit tab and it completes to the full command as expected. This is what I want.
Observed behavior: In bash using the homebrew bash-completion additions, hitting tab has no effect for environment variables.
Note: All other extensions added by the bash-completion project are desired (git command completion, etc). I don't want to uninstall it, I just want it to also work with environment variables.
Thanks in advance for any help!