ZSH Command Completion in Solaris 11 Express

/zsh-command-completion-in-solaris-11-express 2011-04-19T17:37:26+01:00

I use zsh as my preferred shell. It's been a while since I last updated my zsh profile and thought I'd look into implementing some useful command completion to try and make my life easier. I was particularly interested in zfs(1M), zoneadm(1M), pkg(1M), svcs(1M) and svccfg(1M). Well, imagine my surprise when I discovered most of my work has already been done for me.

Check out the ZSH auto-completion for Solaris specific commands now available in Solaris 11 Express:

$ ls -l /usr/share/zsh/4.3.10/functions/Completion/Solaris/
total 70
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  1500 2010-11-05 15:02 _coreadm
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  1203 2010-11-05 15:02 _dhcpinfo
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin 20003 2010-11-05 15:02 _dladm
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin   596 2010-11-05 15:02 _dumpadm
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  3148 2010-11-05 15:02 _flowadm
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin   805 2010-11-05 15:02 _gcore
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin   406 2010-11-05 15:02 _inetadm
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  2276 2010-11-05 15:02 _netstat
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin   670 2010-11-05 15:02 _pfexec
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  8481 2010-11-05 15:02 _pkg5
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  1809 2010-11-05 15:02 _prstat
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  3330 2010-11-05 15:02 _ps
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin   449 2010-11-05 15:02 _ptree
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin   228 2010-11-05 15:02 _savecore
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  1842 2010-11-05 15:02 _snoop
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  1503 2010-11-05 15:02 _svcadm
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  1667 2010-11-05 15:02 _svccfg
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin   634 2010-11-05 15:02 _svcprop
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  1029 2010-11-05 15:02 _svcs
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin  2684 2010-11-05 15:02 _svcs_fmri
-r--r--r-- 1 root bin   300 2010-11-05 15:02 _zlogin
$ 

There is also ZFS specific auto-completion, but sadly no zoneadm. I'll look to implement this myself.

This comes from Solaris 11 Express with SRU5 applied, though from the date stamp of these files, they've been there for quite some time. A quick search indicates these went into snv_134 so were in place long before Solaris 11 Express was released.

There don't appear to be equivalent files for bash, but I guess that's probably because Bart only created zsh auto-complete scripts and then raised bug 9657 asking for them to be integrated into Solaris, which they now have been. Thanks Bart. You've saved me a lot of time.

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