Zsh More Completions

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More Zsh Completion Functions

This plugins adds zsh completions (compsys) for ~12.1k commands. Most were generated by python scripts that parsed --help output and man page output. As such they are of varying quality.

Install for Zinit


source "$HOME/.zinit/bin/zinit.zsh"
zinit ice lucid nocompile wait'0e' nocompletions
zinit load MenkeTechnologies/zsh-more-completions

It is recommended to have zinit not symlink all the completions into ~/.zinit/completions but to allow the plugin to append and prepend to fpath. This is to have zsh-more-completions have certain completions override others but not override system completions which by default with zinit come after ~/.zinit/completions in fpath. The ice nocompletions achieves this as the plugin is still sourced and fpath is set to find the completions.

Install for Oh My Zsh

cd "$HOME/.oh-my-zsh/custom/plugins" && git clone https://github.com/MenkeTechnologies/zsh-more-completions.git

Add zsh-more-completions to plugins array in ~/.zshrc

For the plugin completions to take effect, compinit must be run after adding the source dirs to fpath. With OMZ this requires a second and slow compinit because OMZ only adds plugin root directory to fpath. To avoid this add the source dirs inside the plugin to fpath before sourcing OMZ and it running compinit.

Here is how I did it in my .zshrc.

# OMZ does not add nested comp dirs to fpath so do it here, assume *src has completions
for plug in ${plugins[@]}; do
    if [[ -d "$ZSH/custom/plugins/$plug" ]]; then
        # null glob - no error
        for dir in "$ZSH/custom/plugins/$plug/"*src(N); do
            if [[ -d "$dir" ]]; then
                if [[ -z ${fpath[(r)$dir]} ]];then
                    if [[ $dir = *override* ]]; then
                        fpath=($dir $fpath)
                        fpath=($fpath $dir)
                    # echo "add $dir to $fpath" >> "$ZPWR_LOGFILE"

General Install

git clone https://github.com/MenkeTechnologies/zsh-more-completions.git

copy all _ files in source directories to somewhere in fpath


Run autoload -Uz compinit and then compinit to generate the ~/.zcompdump file after install. Make sure to use the ~/.zcompdump file as a cache when invoking compinit like compinit -C in your ~/.zshrc. This will reduce interactive shell startup time dramatically.