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- From: opk101@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Oliver P. Kiddle (3Y0))
- To: zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: compctl for cd
- Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 01:36:55 +0100
I wonder if anyone could help me - I'm having a bit of trouble with
completion for cd.
I am trying to get it to work in the same way as tcsh (which I am
currently converting from) but have come across a couple problems.
Under tcsh, I used: complete cd 'n/*/d/'
I'm using zsh 3.0.1
Under tcsh, if I type cd [tab], It lists all directories except those
starting with a dot but is still happy if I type cd .[tab] to complete
directories starting with a dot and to list them.
I tried to achieve this but the nearest I got was:
compctl -g '*(-/)' -x 'S[.]' -g '*(D,-/)' -- cd mkdir rmdir
This only matches with dot directories if the current word begins with a
dot so for example, it is useless with bin/.something. I can't find a way of
matching this properly (as */.[^/] if you understand that).
As I experimented, I noticed a problem with the first expression in the
completion: if from my home directory I did:
cd b[tab] # No problem, expands to bin/
cd bin/[tab] # Now, all the files in bin aswell as directories are listed
If you use:
compctl -g '(*/)##' cd
then it will list all directories recursively with their names relative
to the current which is no use.
Can anyone think of a solution (preferably without resorting to the use
What would be nice would be if there was an option similar to -g but
which took all directories up to the last slash in the current word
and performed the glob as if that was the current directory.
While I'm e-mailing this list, I'll also point out in reference to the
tilde expansion message recently sent by Wez that the manual contains a
compctl -Tx 'C[0,*/*]' -f - 's[~]' -k friends -S/
This applies the expansion across the line and not just to the command and
seems to work better.
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