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Re: zsh pid completion

Mikael Magnusson wrote on Tue, May 17, 2016 at 18:48:24 +0200:
> On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 12:50 PM, Marko Myllynen <myllynen@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I see that _pids completion offers only a very limited subset of the
> > running pids (even by the same user). For example, if I launch a command
> > on a terminal its PID is not included in completion alternatives on
> > another terminal. Also, when root, in some cases it might be beneficial
> > to offer also non-root PIDs (perhaps this could be configurable).
> >
> > Is there some reason for this limited approach? (I'm not sending any
> > patches yet, I'm afraid with ps(1) portability might be a bit tricky.)
> No need for a patch, you can just set a style to run whatever ps
> command you like to generate the matches, i use:
> zstyle ':completion:*:processes' command 'ps ax -o
> user,pid,nice,%cpu,%mem,vsz,rss,tname,stat,start,time,command
> --sort=-%cpu'
> These are also possible
> zstyle ':completion:*:processes' command 'ps aux'
> zstyle ':completion:*:processes' command 'ps --forest -A -o pid,user,cmd'

There's also a variant that allows cycling through user processes, all
user processes, and all processes:


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