A quick tip for developers who solely use Git on the command line in a bash terminal. Add Git branch autocompletion via Homebrew:

brew install bash-completion

Then add the following to ~/.bash_profile:

if [ -f `brew --prefix`/etc/bash_completion.d/git-completion.bash ]; then
  . `brew --prefix`/etc/bash_completion.d/git-completion.bash

This will enable you to type git checkout or git branch and hit the TAB to have a list of available branches show up. It’s very similar to the built in bash autocomplete for files and folders.


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