Can you add features such as Syntax highlighting and Auto-suggestions to Bash?

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    Tab completion using fzf


    Bash Line Editor―a full-featured line editor written in pure Bash! Syntax highlighting, auto suggestions, vim modes, etc. are available in Bash interactive sessions!

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  • zsh-abbr

    The zsh manager for auto-expanding abbreviations, inspired by fish shell.

    Enhanced completion: Extend completion by syntax-aware completion, completion with quotes and parameter expansions in prefix texts, ambiguous candidate generation, etc. Also, menu-complete supports selection of candidates in menu (candidate list) by cursor keys, TAB and S-TAB. The feature auto-complete supports the automatic suggestion of completed texts as in fish and zsh-autosuggestions (with Bash 4.0+). The feature menu-filter integrates automatic filtering of candidates into menu completion (with Bash 4.0+). There are other functionalities such as dabbrev and sabbrev like zsh abbreviations or zsh-abbr.

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