Enabling shell completions

Completions make it easier to use Bearer on the command line. In this guide we will cover how to set everything up.

Discover your current shell

$ echo $SHELL

In our example it's zsh, but this will vary depending on your $SHELL.

Test the completion scripts

We currently support zsh bash and fish. To load completions in your current shell session you can run the following:

source <(bearer completion zsh); compdef _bearer bearer

Now you can test completions. Type bearer into your terminal and hit the tab button on your keyboard.

Note: if completions are not already enabled in your environment you will need to enable it. In zsh you can execute the following once:

echo "autoload -U compinit; compinit" >> ~/.zshrc

Final setup

To load completions for every new session you can add the test command to your ~/.zshrc or similar. Alternatively if you are using zsh you can execute the following once:


bearer completion zsh > "${fpath[1]}/_bearer"


bearer completion zsh > $(brew --prefix)/share/zsh/site-functions/_bearer

You will need to start a new shell for this setup to take effect.