[gmx-users] future of shell completions in GROMACS

Tsjerk Wassenaar tsjerkw at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 07:10:42 CET 2014

+1 for bash completion!



On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 8:59 PM, Teemu Murtola <teemu.murtola at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 7:40 PM, <jkrieger at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> > ok. I suppose I can try.
> >
> If you want to help, I suggest starting from the completion files generated
> by https://gerrit.gromacs.org/#/c/2590/ (they get generated to
> src/programs/completion when you run 'make completion'). Those work for
> bash; nothing is generated for others. For zsh, it might be easiest to try
> to use the same completions with bashcompinit. As Szilard said, you don't
> necessarily need to know C/C++ (although the code that generates the
> completions is written with those). What we would need is help in
> investigating how to implement the support in the first place, and for
> that, it is sufficient to have an outline of how the generated completions
> should look like for tcsh or zsh. And then it would be nice to have some
> people actually try out the completions.
> Best regards,
> Teemu
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Tsjerk A. Wassenaar, Ph.D.

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