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Re: generic filename completion like "foo --file=ba<tab>"

Peter Stephenson wrote:
> Michael Wardle wrote:
> > In bash, I could do:
> > dd if=root.img of=/dev/f<tab>
> > 
> > In zsh, pressing the filename completion key (tabulate) does not
> > produce the desired result.
> The new completion system will do this, and has completion of dd arguments
> as well.  There's no mileage in trying to add this to the old system now.

I was a bit pessimistic here.  The file Misc/compctl-examples in the
distribution has the following.  The 's[if=]' is of general applicability
for the old extended complete (after -x).

# dd
compctl -k '(if of conv ibs obs bs cbs files skip file seek count)' \
	-S '=' -x 's[if=], s[of=]' -f - 'C[0,conv=*,*] n[-1,,], s[conv=]' \
	-k '(ascii ebcdic ibm block unblock lcase ucase swap noerror sync)' \
	-q -S ',' - 'n[-1,=]' -X '<number>'  -- dd

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