Plugin that generates completion functions automatically from getopt-style help texts.
Writing completion functions is boring, plus they can break when the software updates the CLI. This plugin tries to parse the help text of the given commands and generate a completion function automatically.
It's a best-effort service, not guaranteed to work in all cases. Completion functions which are already present (and most likely better) are not overridden by this plugin.
How to install
After installing antigen put
antigen bundle RobSis/zsh-completion-generator
Download the script or clone this repository:
$ cd ~/.zsh/
$ git clone git://github.com/RobSis/zsh-completion-generator.git
Source the script before compinit in your
Custom zsh completion folder
If you want to use a different folder than the default one for completion files, you can export the GENCOMPL_FPATH variable before sourcing the plugin :
$ GENCOMPL_FPATH=$HOME/.zsh/complete $ source $HOME/.zsh/zsh-completion-generator/zsh-completion-generator.plugin.zsh
Custom python version
If you want to use a specific Python interpreter name, you can export the GENCOMPL_PY variable before sourcing the plugin :
$ GENCOMPL_PY=python2 $ source $HOME/.zsh/zsh-completion-generator/zsh-completion-generator.plugin.zsh
How to use
Provide default program list by (example):
zstyle :plugin:zsh-completion-generator programs ggrep tr cat
The plugin will create completions for those programs at load time, once.
You can also generate completions from the shell, by using provided
$ gencomp ggrep $ source ~/.zshrc # or run `compinit' $ ggrep -*[TAB]* -> magic