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Inshellisense – IDE style command line auto complete

inshellisense provides IDE style autocomplete for shells. It’s a terminal native runtime for autocomplete which has support for 600+ command line tools. inshellisense supports Windows, Linux, & MacOS.

Getting Started



npm install -g @microsoft/inshellisense


After completing the installation, you can already run inshellisense --shell <shell> to start the autocomplete session for your desired shell. Additionally, you can bind inshellisense to a keybinding of CTRL+a by running the below command. This brings the added advantages of automatically starting the autocomplete session with your current shell and injecting any accepted command into your shell’s history.

inshellisense bind

Additionally, inshellisense is also aliased under is after install for convenience.


inshellisense supports the following shells:


This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For details, visit

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This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.

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