Jonathan Nieder <> writes:

> Here's a patch to make the tested command a little less likely to
> conflict with commands from the user's $PATH.  I'm not thrilled with
> it because the contents of $PATH are still not tightly controlled, and
> this does nothing to avoid problems due to existence of, for example,
> a "git cherry-pick-branches" command.
> Thoughts?

How about doing something like this and set that variable in the
test instead?  If STD_ONLY is not set, you will get everything, but
when STD_ONLY is set, we will stop reading from "help -a" when it
starts listing additional stuff.

 contrib/completion/git-completion.bash | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash 
index a4c48e1..415a078 100644
--- a/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash
+++ b/contrib/completion/git-completion.bash
@@ -534,7 +534,8 @@ __git_complete_strategy ()
 __git_list_all_commands ()
        local i IFS=" "$'\n'
-       for i in $(git help -a|egrep '^  [a-zA-Z0-9]')
+       for i in $(LANG=C LC_ALL=C git help -a |
+                  sed -n ${GIT_HELP_STD_ONLY+-e /^git.*elsewhere/q} -e '/^  
                case $i in
                *--*)             : helper pattern;;
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