git bash_completion does not work - solved (?)

Barrie Stott zen146410 at
Sat Jul 21 06:57:36 PDT 2012

On 21 Jul 2012, at 11:07, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Jul 21, 2012, at 04:53, Barrie Stott wrote:
>> On 20 Jul 2012, at 16:08, Clemens Lang wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 09:56:24AM -0500, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>>> I am still not sure what to change or how to verify it was successful.
>>>> In Lion's, I have opened Preferences -> Settings ->
>>>> Shell, checked the "Run command" box, and filled in
>>>> "/opt/local/bin/bash -l". The "Run inside shell" checkbox is not
>>>> checked. The bash port is installed. If I open a new terminal window
>>>> and type "echo $SHELL" it still prints "/bin/bash". Is that a correct
>>>> way to verify that these steps were not successful? What else should I
>>>> be doing?
>>> Try echo $BASH_VERSION. It should print something along the line of
>>> 4.2.something. If it doesn't you're not using MacPorts bash.
>> I upgraded my system this morning and I now have:
>> bash @4.2.29_0+universal (active)
>> bash-completion @2.0_1 (active)
>> I ran the following:
>> gbs:~ $ echo $BASH_VERSION
>> 3.2.48(1)-release
>> gbs:~ $ /bin/bash --version
>> GNU bash, version 3.2.48(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin10.0)
>> gbs:~ $ which bash
>> /opt/local/bin/bash
>> gbs:~ $ bash --version
>> GNU bash, version 4.2.29(2)-release (i386-apple-darwin10.8.0)
>> The results disagree with what Clemens said. 
> But have you actually followed the instructions from earlier in this thread about how to change your shell from /bin/bash to /opt/local/bin/bash? You need to do that first.

Thank you for this and your Terminal Preferences change. Everything would have been fine using them and what Stephan said:

	add /opt/local/bin/bash to /etc/shells and 
	obey "chsh -s /opt/local/bin/bash"

Unfortunately, I thought that merely removing Terminal windows, rather than typing cmd-q, was sufficient to start with a clean Terminal state. Once I used cmd-q everything was fine. I'm grateful for all the help given.


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