A couple of days ago, while browsing the Django repository on Github, I discovered the django_bash_completion script (only took me 2 years to find it). Shortly after the mind=blown moment I tested it and was amazed by the results, or rather by the fact that I never knew it existed, although it's referenced in the docs.
Installation was really simple, and outlined in the script itself:
# Testing it out without installing # ================================= # # To test out the completion without "installing" this, just run this file # directly, like so: # # . ~/path/to/django_bash_completion # # Note: There's a dot ('.') at the beginning of that command. # # After you do that, tab completion will immediately be made available in your # current Bash shell. But it won't be available next time you log in. # # Installing # ========== # # To install this, point to this file from your .bash_profile, like so: # # . ~/path/to/django_bash_completion # # Do the same in your .bashrc if .bashrc doesn't invoke .bash_profile. # # Settings will take effect the next time you log in.
$ python manage.py [TAB] cleanup diffsettings inspectdb runfcgi sqlall ...
Since I have Django projects deployed on almost every VPS that I access, I decided to write a small script to install it on a remote machine easily.
#!/bin/bash # install_django_bash_completion.sh DIR=~/scripts mkdir $DIR wget https://raw.github.com/django/django/master/extras/django_bash_completion -P $DIR echo -e "\n\n#Django bash comletion:\nsource $DIR/django_bash_completion" >> ~/.bashrc
And execute it via:
cat install_django_bash_completion.sh | ssh my.server.com
- Yes, I know that Zsh auto-completes Django management commands (and much more), but I prefer to stick with Bash for now.
- The script is located at site-packages/django/extras when you install Django. But I wanted something more generic as it's located in different virtualenvs on every machine.