git bash_completion does not work - solved (?)

Barrie Stott zen146410 at
Sat Jul 21 06:02:50 PDT 2012

On 21 Jul 2012, at 13:19, Damon McDougall wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 12:51:04PM +0100, Barrie Stott wrote:
>> On 21 Jul 2012, at 12:01, Clemens Lang wrote:
>>>> I have now edited /etc/shells with MacVim to add /opt/local/bin/bash
>>>> as the first in the list. I then ran 'chsh -s /opt/local/bin/bash'.
>>> I have done this on my system, too, and it works fine for me.
>>>> I had already done what you suggested in Terminal's Preferences ->
>>>> Settings -> Shell. I removed all terminals, opened a new one and typed
>>>> 'echo $BASH_VERSION'. The result was the same as before:
>>>> 3.2.48(1)-release. What have I missed?
>>> Try resetting your Terminal preferences to the default. It should use
>>> /usr/bin/login then, which should start the shell you chose via chsh.
>> Nearer in that there's more info and it half works.
>> I ticked 'Run command' in Terminal's Preferences and entered /usr/bin/login. Deleted all terminals (does this need doing?) and opened a new one. Same as before for 'echo $BASH_VERSION'. Typed 'bash' to go down a level and, this time, 'echo $BASH_VERSION' gave the correct answer, 4.2.29(2)-release, and 'port SPACE TAB' gave a listing of all ports.
> Unfortunately, I don't think this will persist on a
> restart.

No it doesn't.


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