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Jean-Yves Gastaud
Jean-Yves Gastaud

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Azure-cli, active autocomplete in Zsh on Ubuntu.

Out of the box, Azure-cli doesn't have autocomplete activated in Zsh and Oh-My-Zsh framework doesn't have plugin available natively.

However, Azure-cli comes with an autocomplete script that should be located in bash_completion.d directory.

In my setup, using Ubuntu 18.04, I found the azure-cli script in /etc/bash_completion.d/ directory.

Now we just need to load the autocomplete script inside our ~/.zshrc with the following line:

source /etc/bash_completion.d/azure-cli

Save and reload your terminal. Done.

Additional notes

  • If you encounter an error when restarting, you may have to add that line before the script loading to ensure cross compatibility between bash and zsh script
autoload -U +X bashcompinit && bashcompinit
  • Looking at different blog post, you may find that the script is called az, not azure-cli.

  • According to the directory I found it, the script was natively loaded if I use bash shell. If you use bash and doesn't have autocomplete activate, you probably have to search for azure-cli or az script and load it to your ~/.bashrc file.

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