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completion for an alias also (#16701)

* completion for an alias also

how to do bash completion for an alias also (e.g. when there is an alias k=kubectl)

* rephrasing
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ReSearchITEng authored and k8s-ci-robot committed Oct 9, 2019
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@@ -351,6 +351,12 @@ You now need to ensure that the kubectl completion script gets sourced in all yo
```shell
kubectl completion bash >/etc/bash_completion.d/kubectl
```
- If you have an alias for kubectl, you can extend shell completion to work with that alias:

```shell
echo 'alias k=kubectl' >>~/.bashrc
echo 'complete -F __start_kubectl k' >>~/.bashrc
```

{{< note >}}
bash-completion sources all completion scripts in `/etc/bash_completion.d`.
@@ -413,6 +419,13 @@ You now have to ensure that the kubectl completion script gets sourced in all yo
kubectl completion bash >/usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d/kubectl
```

- If you have an alias for kubectl, you can extend shell completion to work with that alias:

```shell
echo 'alias k=kubectl' >>~/.bashrc
echo 'complete -F __start_kubectl k' >>~/.bashrc
```

- If you installed kubectl with Homebrew (as explained [above](#install-with-homebrew-on-macos)), then the kubectl completion script should already be in `/usr/local/etc/bash_completion.d/kubectl`. In that case, you don't need to do anything.

{{< note >}}
@@ -432,6 +445,13 @@ To do so in all your shell sessions, add the following to your `~/.zshrc` file:
source <(kubectl completion zsh)
```

If you have an alias for kubectl, you can extend shell completion to work with that alias:

```shell
echo 'alias k=kubectl' >>~/.zshrc
echo 'complete -F __start_kubectl k' >>~/.zshrc
```

After reloading your shell, kubectl autocompletion should be working.

If you get an error like `complete:13: command not found: compdef`, then add the following to the beginning of your `~/.zshrc` file:

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