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Re: sudo autocompletion

On 10 Feb 2020, at 01:52, Andrey <butirsky@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks, will try it. How about to include it in distribution by default?

Would this be too cheeky?

There's not much precedent for this sort of thing (just cache-policy), but i
don't think it'd cause any issues, aside from showing too many commands in
some uncommon cases...?

(Moved to -workers)


diff --git a/Completion/Unix/Command/_sudo b/Completion/Unix/Command/_sudo
index 41e32cbae..52b212176 100644
--- a/Completion/Unix/Command/_sudo
+++ b/Completion/Unix/Command/_sudo
@@ -54,6 +54,18 @@ else
     '(-)1:command: _command_names -e'
     '*::arguments:{ _comp_priv_prefix=( $cmd -n ${(kv)opt_args[(I)(-[ugHEP]|--(user|group|set-home|preserve-env|preserve-groups))]} ) ; _normal }'
+  # By default, _command_names uses the current PATH to complete commands. This
+  # doesn't necessarily make sense for sudo on systems that use its secure_path
+  # feature -- a common issue is that /**/sbin appear in secure_path but not in
+  # unprivileged users' PATHs. Ideally we could parse the correct value out of
+  # `sudo -l`, but since that requires a password it won't work half the time.
+  # To do the right thing in the most common cases, we'll simply ensure that the
+  # sbin variants always appear in the default command-path (bash-completion's
+  # _sudo does something similar)
+  zstyle -t ":completion:${curcontext}:" command-path ||
+  zstyle -e ":completion:${curcontext%:}:*" command-path \
+    'reply=( $path ${path/%\/bin//sbin} )'
 _arguments -s -S $args

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