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Issue with integrated terminal on macOS

I started to observe the following when opening the integrated terminal in VScode:

bash: /usr/local/share/bash-completion/bash_completion: line 251: conditional binary operator expected
bash: /usr/local/share/bash-completion/bash_completion: line 251: syntax error near `exclude'
bash: /usr/local/share/bash-completion/bash_completion: line 251: `    if [[ -v exclude ]]; then'

The default interactive shell is now zsh.
To update your account to use zsh, please run `chsh -s /bin/zsh`.
For more details, please visit https://support.apple.com/kb/HT208050.

I read some resources addressing the issue, but without success, the solution was in the documentation.

First you open the settings”, via the menu: Code > Preferences > Settings ( + ,) and click Edit in settings.json

Add a shell profile:

"terminal.integrated.profiles.osx": {
    "bash": {
        "path": "/usr/local/bin/bash"

And point to the profile:

"terminal.integrated.defaultProfile.osx": "bash"

Do note that the settings linter requires you to specify either: bash, zsh or JavaScript Debug Terminal, so what we do with the profile, is to overwrite the bash setting and then we can specify the path to our bash installed via Homebrew.

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