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Fig adds autocomplete to your terminal.

As you type, Fig pops up subcommands, options, and contextually relevant arguments in your existing terminal on macOS.

Fig Visual Autocomplete For Your Terminal Demo

πŸ‘‹ Add a completion spec for a CLI tool

Want to add autocomplete to a CLI tool (or make changes to an existing autocomplete spec)? We welcome contributions!

Completion specs are defined in a declarative schema that specifies subcommands, options and arguments. Suggestions are generated from information in the spec or can be generated dynamically by running shell commands or reading local files.

For documentation and tutorials, visit

To request autocomplete for a CLI tool, open an issue.

😎 Get Started

Build your first spec in 3 min or less:


  • Early access to the Fig macOS app.

If you don't have access yet, sign up for the waitlist and say you're interested in building completions!

  • Node and NPM (or Yarn).


  1. Click here to fork this repo.

  2. Clone your forked repo and create an example spec

# Replace `YOUR_GITHUB_USERNAME` with your own github username
git clone fig-autocomplete
cd fig-autocomplete

# Add withfig/autocomplete as a remote
git remote add upstream

# Install packages
npm install

# Create an example spec (call it "abc")
npm run create-example

# Turn on "dev mode"
npm run dev
  1. Now go to your terminal and type abc[space]. Your example spec will appear. 😊

Other things to know

  • Edit your spec in typescript in the dev/ folder
  • On save, specs are compiled to the specs/ folder
  • In dev mode specs are read from the specs folders. Otherwise they are read from ~/.fig/autocomplete

πŸ“¦ Other available package.json commands

# Create a new spec from a boilerplate template
npm run create-boilerplate

# Typecheck all specs in the dev/ folder
npm test

# Compile typescripts specs from dev/ folder to specs/ folder
npm run build

# Copy all specs from the specs/ folder to the ~/.fig/autocomplete folder
npm run copy:all

# Copy an individual spec from the specs/ folder to the ~/.fig/autocomplete folder
npm run copy <spec-name>

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πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ FAQ

What terminals does Fig work with?

Fig works with iTerm, the native MacOS Terminal app, Hyper and the integrated terminal in VSCode.

How does Fig work?

Fig uses the Accessibility API on Mac to position the window, insert text on your behalf, and read what you've typed in your terminal.

Does Fig work on Windows or Linux?

Currently, Fig is only available on MacOS.

How can I get access?

Sign up for the waitlist at Fig is currently in a private beta. We are onboarding batches of new users each week.

Can I use Fig to build autocomplete for my team's internal scripts and CLI tools?

Yes! Check out our guide on how to get started building autocomplete specs.

Did we miss something?

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