Hi Thomas, Thanks for the quick reply. That worked exactly the way I wanted! I had read the auto_arg Wiki page, but it didn't click that I had to define a new list specifically for the command I wanted the tab completion to work for (i.e. select). I thought it applied to all commands.
So, for anyone else who is trying to do this, the command to have tab completion use only loaded and visible object names *during select statements* is as follows: cmd.auto_arg['select'] = [ lambda: cmd.Shortcut(cmd.get_names("objects", enabled_only=1)), 'visible object name(s)', ''] If you want tab completion to pull up loaded objects (visible or not) as well as PDB files in the current working directory, it would be: cmd.auto_arg['select'] = [ lambda: cmd.Shortcut(cmd.get_names() + glob.glob('*.pdb')), 'PDB file and object name(s)', ''] Best, -Ron On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 2:31 PM, Thomas Holder <spel...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote: > Hi Ron, > > tab completion is controlled by the cmd.auto_arg variable, which is a list > of dictionaries. > > http://pymolwiki.org/index.php/auto_arg > > For all arguments which do not have an entry in auto_arg, the default is to > auto-complete file names. For your purpose you need to define something like > this: > > python > import glob > cmd.auto_arg['save'] = [ > lambda: cmd.Shortcut(cmd.get_names() + glob.glob('*')), > 'filename or object name', ''] > python end > > Cheers, > Thomas > > Ron Jacak wrote, On 10/17/12 22:25: > >> PyMOL-users, >> >> I'm wondering if there's a way to make the tab completion engine use >> the currently loaded (or visible) object names rather than (or in >> addition to) the files in the filesystem? I usually have sessions >> with very long object names that I want to include in custom selection >> expressions and the tab completion doesn't work because oftentimes the >> PDB files are not in the same directory as the session. I found the >> function complete() in modules/pymol/parsing.py that seems to be what >> figures out how to complete the command that's been entered. I think >> if I just added a list of the currently loaded objects to the list >> obtained by globbing the filesystem, it would do what I'm looking for. >> Any ideas on the best way to do that? >> >> Best, >> -Ron > > > -- > Thomas Holder > MPI for Developmental Biology > Spemannstr. 35 > D-72076 Tübingen ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Everyone hates slow websites. So do we. Make your web apps faster with AppDynamics Download AppDynamics Lite for free today: http://p.sf.net/sfu/appdyn_sfd2d_oct _______________________________________________ PyMOL-users mailing list (PyMOLemail@example.com) Info Page: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/pymol-users Archives: http://firstname.lastname@example.org