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Link custom git commands to autogenerated suggestions #4358

stefanmaric opened this issue Aug 28, 2017 · 0 comments

Link custom git commands to autogenerated suggestions #4358

stefanmaric opened this issue Aug 28, 2017 · 0 comments


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$ fish --version
fish, version 2.6.0-560-g874a675e

$ uname -a
Linux sam-xps-ubuntu 4.12.8-041208-generic #201708161815 SMP Wed Aug 16 22:17:30 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ echo $TERM

I have git-extras installed, which puts a bunch of git- commands available in the PATH and Fish is doing two very good things:

  1. Suggests custom git commands when appropriated (source for it here and here):


  1. Generates completions for these custom commands using the man pages provided by git-extras, so fish can suggest options when you type the custom commands as such git-<custom_command>...:


The problem is, that these completions won't work if you type the custom commands as git <custom_command> (only --help is suggested):


I have tried a few things to get around this, without success.

First, using -w, --wraps option of complete:

for custom_command in (__fish_git_custom_commands)
  complete -c git -n "__fish_git_using_command $custom_command" -w "git-$custom_command"

That gives very weird and convoluted completion results. I presume because using -w makes command actually ignore the -n, extending plain git with all the options of each custom command:


I also tried some expansion combinations with command -CSTRING but it won't show completions for things like complete -CSTRING"git-authors -".

Also don't know any way to alias/abbr multi-word strings to single-word commands (in order to tell fish that git authors is the same as git-authors).

Any suggestions? I would love to open a PR if this is actually possible to achieve.

@faho faho added this to the fish 3.2.0 milestone Feb 2, 2021
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