(Oh My) ZSH Symfony Completion
I am presenting you with my own Oh My Zsh plugin that brings command line autocompletion to your favorite tools such as
composer or ANY other command line tool built on
Follow the instructions on Github and bring life to your command line!
Backstory: How & Why
I am a huge fan of Oh My Zsh and a huge fan of Laravel. When I switched to Oh My Zsh, I have immediately fallen in love with “autocompletion plugins” for various tools such as
brew. However, I was missing this functionality in tools I was using on daily basis:
I have googled for suitable plugins but I was not totally satisfied with the ones I found. They were either outdated (new commands missing) or offered only fixed set of commands (it wouldn’t pick up your custom artisan commands). I decided to take a look at how are these plugins structured and come up with a new one that would cover all my needs.
My first goal was to create an “Artisan completion plugin” that would parse the output of
php artisan and provide me with fully functional autocompletion. I managed to get the prototype working in a few hours and I was pretty happy with the result. Then is struck me! Laravel’s
artisan is built on top of the
symfony/console package. And so is
I decided to generalize this plugin to support ANY tool built on
symfony/console. That includes
laravel/installer or even
laravel/valet! To activate the autocompletion for your favorite tools, just specify the name of the tool in
.zshrc. Take a look at the Github repository for further instructions.
So, here we are. Go ahead, try it and let me know what you think. Thanks.
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