Bash-completion for qubes commands

Auto complete vm names and basic options example:

# qvm-check(1)                                             -*- shell-script -*-

    local cur prev words cword
    _init_completion || return

    if [[ $cur == -* ]]; then
        COMPREPLY=($(compgen -W '$(_parse_help "$1")' -- "$cur"))
        COMPREPLY=($(IFS=$'\n' compgen -W '$(qvm-ls --raw-list)' -- "$cur"))

} &&
    complete -F _qvm_check qvm-check

if you add the above script to /usr/share/bash-completion/completions/qvm-check

and install the required package with sudo qubes-dom0-update bash-completion

and source the functions and all completions with source /usr/share/bash-completion/bash_completion

you would se VMNAMES with:
qvm-check <TAB><TAB>

and option names with:
qvm-check --<TAB><TAB>

The above script is just an example, some qubes- and qvm- scripts require arguments and specific properties.

Would be great if more people contributed to other qubes specific scripts and maybe even push upstream to

For the next person trying bash-completion for qubes-prefs:

  • to get all properties listed: qubes-prefs --help-properties | cut -d " " -f3 | grep -v "^$"
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Truly, there is nothing new under the sun:

The Qubes-Community repo could do with some love.

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Thanks for sharing, will try to improve the already existing repo.

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Moved to Guides

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