Autocomplete issue while typing git stash show stash@{1}

First I type git stash show.

Then type s and tab, and it shows git stash show stash@{, till now it works fine.

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  • But after I type 1 and tab, it becames git stash show stashstash@{1}, and it is obvious wrong.

    I think there may be some wrong in the following code in .git-completion.bash, but I can hardly read this.

    _git_stash ()
        local save_opts='--keep-index --no-keep-index --quiet --patch'
        local subcommands='save list show apply clear drop pop create branch'
        local subcommand="$(__git_find_on_cmdline "$subcommands")"
        if [ -z "$subcommand" ]; then
            case "$cur" in
                __gitcomp "$save_opts"
                if [ -z "$(__git_find_on_cmdline "$save_opts")" ]; then
                    __gitcomp "$subcommands"
            case "$subcommand,$cur" in
                __gitcomp "$save_opts"
                __gitcomp "--index --quiet"
                __gitcomp_nl "$(git --git-dir="$(__gitdir)" stash list \                                                               
                        | sed -n -e 's/:.*//p')"

    Does anyone know how to fix it?

    Bash version: GNU bash, version 4.2.37(2)-release (i386-apple-darwin12.0.0).

    git version:

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  • 2 Solutions collect form web for “Autocomplete issue while typing git stash show stash@{1}”

    Bash-Completion should come as a separate package more or less independent of Bash itself. For example I have bash version 4.1.10-4 and bash-completion version 1.3-1 from Cygwin and the completion you describe works as it should.

    Please check what version of Bash-Completion you have installed. You could also try to install the latest version directly from or try to replace only the file /etc/bash_completion.d/git with the upstream version.

    I had the same problem when I manually downloaded git completion script which was outdated. I was able to fix it by getting the latest using homebrew.

    brew install git bash-completion

    Remove old links that you may have in your “.profile”. Replace to use the script from brew

    if [ -f $(brew --prefix)/etc/bash_completion ]; then
        . $(brew --prefix)/etc/bash_completion

    Now when I tab on, it completes correctly. (git stash show stash@{0 .. gives git stash show stash@{0})

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