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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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migrated from Nov 15 '12 at 10:10

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You should be able to abort completions which take too long with Ctrl-C.

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.

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