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Re: Tabcomplete autoloads zsh/stat [was: Re: File locking within zsh?]

"Mikael Magnusson" <mikachu@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> One thing that has annoyed me recently is that 'stat <tab> autoloads
> zsh/stat without me asking for it, I never know which stat version is
> loaded and the options aren't compatible. Should I live with it and
> alias stat=command stat or is it a bug in the completer? If i have the
> alias and load the module manually i'll still use the command so it's
> still not a perfect solution.

The stat completion itself appears not to require zsh/stat, but it's used
elsewhere.  Quite possibly the culprit is my _list_files addition, which
loads the module even if you're not using the feature.  Does the following
help?  (CVS is unwell)

--- Completion/Unix/Type/_list_files.old	2006-05-12 10:40:39.000000000 +0100
+++ Completion/Unix/Type/_list_files	2006-05-12 10:40:34.000000000 +0100
@@ -15,8 +15,6 @@
-zmodload -i zsh/stat 2>/dev/null || return 1
 zstyle -a ":completion:${curcontext}:" file-list stylevals || return 1
 # TODO: more flexible way of handling the following?  e.g. use $compstate?
@@ -48,6 +46,8 @@
 (( ok )) || return 1
+zmodload -i zsh/stat 2>/dev/null || return 1
 for f in ${(P)1}; do
   if [[ ! -e "${2:+$2/}$f" ]]; then

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