ZSH completion problem

Václav Haisman v.haisman@sh.cvut.cz
Tue Dec 9 19:49:00 GMT 2008

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Peter A. Castro wrote, On 9.12.2008 20:39:
> On Tue, 9 Dec 2008, V�clav Haisman wrote:
> Hi,
>> Greetings, Výclav,
> I have just updated ZSH and now when completing paths it prints the
> following:
> _alternative:69: command not found: _path_commands
>> That's a different symptom than what other people has reported.
>> But, it could just be from a stale dump file.
>> If you haven't already done so, please remove your .zcompdump (or
>> whatever custom dump file you might be using) and re-generate it.
>> The best way to do this cleanly is to comment out running 'compinit' from
>> your .zsh* files, exit and start a fresh zsh, then run compinit (answer
>> yes if it complains about insecure dirs).  Check that .zcompdump is more
>> than 256 bytes (should be about 33k).  If it's too small, run
>>   compinit -d .zcompdump
>> Check .zcompdump again.  If it's still too small, try exiting and
>> re-starting the shell again and run compinit -d again.
>> Then you can uncommment running compinit from your .zsh* files
>> (you might need to add the '-i' option) and things should be good.
>> One caveat is that DOS style paths (eg: "C:/<tab>") do not seem to tab
>> complete right now.  It's a know problem that I'm trying to track down.
>> Let me know if there are other issues.
thanks, it was the stale .zcompdump file.

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