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GH-COMPLETION(1) GitHub CLI manual GH-COMPLETION(1)

NAME

gh-completion - Generate shell completion scripts

SYNOPSIS

gh completion -s <shell>

DESCRIPTION

Generate shell completion scripts for GitHub CLI commands.

When installing GitHub CLI through a package manager, it's possible that no additional shell configuration is necessary to gain completion support. For Homebrew, see ⟨https://docs.brew.sh/Shell-Completion⟩

If you need to set up completions manually, follow the instructions below. The exact config file locations might vary based on your system. Make sure to restart your shell before testing whether completions are working.

bash

First, ensure that you install bash-completion using your package manager.

After, add this to your ~/.bash_profile:

eval "$(gh completion -s bash)"

zsh

Generate a _gh completion script and put it somewhere in your $fpath:

gh completion -s zsh > /usr/local/share/zsh/site-functions/_gh

Ensure that the following is present in your ~/.zshrc:

autoload -U compinit
compinit -i

Zsh version 5.7 or later is recommended.

fish

Generate a gh.fish completion script:

gh completion -s fish > ~/.config/fish/completions/gh.fish

PowerShell

Open your profile script with:

mkdir -Path (Split-Path -Parent $profile) -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
notepad $profile

Add the line and save the file:

Invoke-Expression -Command $(gh completion -s powershell | Out-String)

OPTIONS

Shell type: {bash|zsh|fish|powershell}

SEE ALSO

gh(1)

Jul 2024 GitHub CLI v2.52.0