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Bash Completion for Maven

Based on a blog post by John Hitchings on the WealthFront Engineering web site, I started looking into bash completion.

As a Java developer, I use Maven from the command-line quite a bit, so I decided to add bash completion for the ‘mvn’ command.

The following script works great on OS X, and should work in bash on other systems as well.

Happy completion!

_mvn()
{
local cur prev opts
COMPREPLY=()
cur="${COMP_WORDS[COMP_CWORD]}"
prev="${COMP_WORDS[COMP_CWORD-1]}"
opts="clean compile package install"

if [[ ${cur} == * ]] ; then
COMPREPLY=( $(compgen -W "${opts}" ${cur}) )
return 0
fi
}
complete -F _mvn mvn

From http://greybeardedgeek.net/2011/02/bash-completion-for-maven/

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