I like ZSH's autocompletion feature, but often it hangs my terminal.
I'd like to set timeout on autocompletion so it cancels (kills) itself after n miliseconds.
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You should be able to abort completions which take too long with
But (at least) in recent versions of zsh there seem to be some issues with aborting the completion under some circumstances. There is currently a discussion going on about that on the Zsh Workers mailing list starting with this posting.