xonsh-apt-tabcomplete - APT tab completion for the Xonsh shell
Installation is done the normal way for setuptools-based projects:
python setup.py install
You can also use pip, of course:
pip install xonsh-apt-tabcomplete
Note that in the specific case of Xonsh, make sure you use your Python 3 executable to run setup.py, since as of this writing that's all Xonsh supports.
Next, you'll have to add a line to your .xonshrc file to load the plugin:
xontrib load apt_tabcomplete
If you have the bash completer installed, then you should also add the following lines to ensure that apt_tabcomplete is loaded before the bash completer:
completer remove auto_apt completer add auto_apt apt_completer "<bash"
Reload your shell, and you're good to go.
Tabcomplete works the way you'd expect when using apt. Just hit tab when you'd like to see what packages have a name starting with what you've typed so far. Currently just the install/remove commands for apt-get and the search command for apt-cache are supported (with apt-get remove only tabcompleting to installed packages), but I am open to adding more functionality upon request.
You may have to hit tab twice to get the plugin to autocomplete. I'm still not sure why this is, unfortunately.