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PATCH: Re: du(1) completion and a little $RANDOM problem

On 16 Jul, Peter wrote:
> Guillaume Chazarain wrote:
> > Hi list,
> > 
> > Zsh's default completion on the du(1) command is to show only the
> > directories, but why? since du can also be used on files.
> It probably deserves it's own completion.  Note if you have GNU du you
> can:
> compdef _gnu_generic du
> for best results.  (I wonder if we could autodetect or at least guess
> some of these at startup where guessing wrong isn't too painful?)

Well here's a completion function for du then. We perhaps should have
completions for all the really standard UNIX stuff that GNU packages as
`coreutils'. Trouble is that these are just the sort of things that have
slightly different options on every system you look at.


#compdef du

if _pick_variant gnu=Free\ Soft unix --version; then
  _arguments -s \
    '(-a --all -s --summarize)'{-a,--all}'[write counts for all files]' \
    '--apparent-size[print apparent sizes rather than disc usage]' \
    '(-B --block-size -k)'{-B,--block-size=}'[specify block size]:size (bytes)' \
    '(-B --block-size -k --apparent-size -b --bytes)'{-b,--bytes}'[equivalent to --apparent-size --block-size=1]' \
    '(-c --total)'{-c,--total}'[produce a grand total]' \
    '(-D --dereference-args -L --dereference)'{-D,--dereference-args}'[dereference arguments that are symlinks]' \
    '(-h --human-readable -H --si)'{-h,--human-readable}'[print sizes in human readable format]' \
    '(-H --si -h --human-readable)'{-H,--si}'[human readable form using powers of 1000]' \
    '(-B --block-size)-k[use block size of 1k]' \
    '(-l --count-links)'{-l,--count-links}'[count sizes many times if hard linked]' \
    '(-L --dereference -D --dereference-args)'{-L,--dereference}'[dereference all symlinks]' \
    '(-S --separate-dirs)'{-S,--seperate-dirs}'[do not include size of subdirectories]' \
    '(-s --summarize --max-depth -a --all)'{-s,--summarize}'[only display total for each argument]' \
    '(-x --one-file-system)'{-x,--one-file-system}'[skip directories on different filesystems]' \
    \*{-X+,--exclude-from=}'[exclude files matching any pattern in file]:file:_files' \
    '*--exclude=[exclude files matching pattern]:pattern' \
    '(-s --summarize)--max-depth=[maximum levels to recurse]:levels' \
    '(* -)--help[display help information]' \
    '(* -)--version[display version information]' \
  # based on $OSTYPE = solaris2.8
  local xdev='[skip directories on different filesystems]'
  if [[ ${commands[$words[1]]:-$words[1]} = *xpg4* ]]; then
    args=( -x$xdev )
    args=( -d$xdev
      '-L[dereference symlinks]'
      "(-a)-o[do not add child directories' usage to parent's total]"
  _arguments -s "$args[@]" \
    '(-s -o)-a[write counts for all files]' \
    '-k[use block size of 1k]' \
    '-r[notify about unreadable files/directories]' \
    '(-a)-s[only display total for each argument]' \

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