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Zsh autocompletion with no access to a parent directory


I've run into a problem with autocompletion and I can't seem to find anything about it from googling. Hopefully someone might be able to help.

The situation is this: At work we make fairly heavy use of network home directories. In one particular case some important scripts live in ~foo/bin, however, the actually home directory of ~foo is not accessible. This appears to give _path_files a big headache, as trying to type the following results in no completion suggestions.

# ~foo/bin/<TAB>

As far as I can tell from my attempts to parse the debugging output, it is attempting to traverse ~foo for path expansion? I was attempting to look for a way to disable path expansion (the /u/l/b -> /usr/local/bin stuff) while leaving normal filename suggestion intact. Either that, or a way to alter _path_files such that it doesn't die in this situation.

Any ideas?



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