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Docker Machine comes with command completion for the bash and zsh shell.
Installing Command Completion
Make sure bash completion is installed. If you are using a current version of Linux in a non-minimal installation, bash completion should be available.
On a Mac, install with
brew install bash-completion.
Place the completion script in
/etc/bash_completion.d/ as follows:
On a Mac:
curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/docker/docker-ce/master/components/engine/contrib/completion/bash/docker > `brew --prefix`/etc/bash_completion.d/docker
On a standard Linux installation:
curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/docker/docker-ce/master/components/engine/contrib/completion/bash/docker > /etc/bash_completion.d/docker
Completion will be available upon next login.
Place the completion script in your
/path/to/zsh/completion, using e.g.
mkdir -p ~/.zsh/completion curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/docker/docker-ce/master/components/cli/contrib/completion/zsh/_docker > ~/.zsh/completion/_docker-machine
Include the directory in your
$fpath, e.g. by adding in
compinit is loaded or do it by adding in
autoload -Uz compinit && compinit -i
Then reload your shell:
exec $SHELL -l
Depending on what you typed on the command line so far, it will complete:
- commands and their options
- container IDs and names
- image repositories and image tags
- file paths
Where to go next
- Get started with a local VM
- Machine command-line reference
- Machine drivers
- Machine concepts and help