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Fig adds autocomplete to your terminal.

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Fig adds autocomplete to your terminal.

As you type, Fig pops up subcommands, options, and contextually relevant arguments in your existing terminal on macOS.

Fig Visual Autocomplete For Your Terminal Demo

⚡️ Installation

With Homebrew:
brew install fig

Download the macOS app at fig.io/download.

👋 Add a completion spec for a CLI tool

Want to add autocomplete to a CLI tool (or make changes to an existing autocomplete spec)? We welcome contributions!

Completion specs are defined in a declarative schema that specifies subcommands, options and arguments. Suggestions are generated from information in the spec or can be generated dynamically by running shell commands or reading local files.

For documentation and tutorials, visit fig.io/docs.

To request autocomplete for a CLI tool, open an issue.

😎 Get Started

Build your first spec in 3 min or less: fig.io/docs/getting-started


  • Early access to the Fig macOS app.

    If you don't have access yet, sign up for the waitlist and say you're interested in building completions!

  • Node and NPM (or Yarn).


  1. Click here to fork this repo.

  2. Clone your forked repo and create an example spec

# Replace `YOUR_GITHUB_USERNAME` with your own github username
git clone https://github.com/YOUR_GITHUB_USERNAME/autocomplete.git fig-autocomplete
cd fig-autocomplete

# Add withfig/autocomplete as a remote
git remote add upstream https://github.com/withfig/autocomplete.git

# Install packages
npm install

# Create an example spec (call it "abc")
npm run create-spec abc

# Turn on "dev mode"
npm run dev
  1. Now go to your terminal and type abc[space]. Your example spec will appear. 😊

Other things to know

  • Edit your spec in typescript in the src/ folder
  • On save, specs are compiled to the build/ folder
  • In dev mode specs are read from the build folders. Otherwise they are read from ~/.fig/autocomplete

📦 Other available package.json commands

# Typecheck all specs in the src/ folder
npm test

# Compile typescripts specs from src/ folder to build/ folder
npm run build

# Copy all specs from the build/ folder to the ~/.fig/autocomplete folder
npm run copy:all

# Copy an individual spec from the build/ folder to the ~/.fig/autocomplete folder
npm run copy <spec-name>

We would love contributions for

  • any other completion spec for CLI tools you use regularly
  • generators for existing specs

Never submitted a PR before? Check out our How to Contribute guide. Many of Fig's 100+ contributors made their first open source contribution to Fig too!

😊 Need Help?

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🙋‍♀️ FAQ

What terminals does Fig work with?

Fig works with iTerm, the native MacOS Terminal app, Hyper and the integrated terminal in VSCode.

How does Fig work?

Fig uses the Accessibility API on Mac to position the window, insert text on your behalf, and read what you've typed in your terminal.

Does Fig work on Windows or Linux?

Currently, Fig is only available on MacOS.

How can I get access?

Fig is currently in a public beta. You can install Fig by running brew install fig or by downloading the app at fig.io/download.

Can I use Fig to build autocomplete for my team's internal scripts and CLI tools?

Yes! Check out our guide on how to get started building autocomplete specs.

Did we miss something?

Get in touch at hello@fig.io or chat with us in Discord.



Fig adds autocomplete to your terminal.


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