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Re: glob completion without menu style completion
- X-seq: zsh-users 3428
- From: "E. Jay Berkenbilt" <ejb@xxxxxx>
- To: Andrej.Borsenkow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: glob completion without menu style completion
- Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 14:59:01 -0400
- Cc: zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <000101c01f3e$cf699350$21c9ca95@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Andrej.Borsenkow@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
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> > Is there a way to get it so that when I type
> > rmdir *TAB
> > the * gets replaced with all the choices that the completion system
> > returns at that time (i.e., whatever glob pattern I've typed should be
> > applied to the completion choices rather than to files)? I don't see
> > an option to do this.
> > This would be so great for commands like cvs add and cvs rm.......
> . . .
> You are better off if you redefine TAB to simple expand-word like
> bindkey '^I' expand-word
> (that is what I have in my .zshrc), and use _match or _expand completers. I
> personally do not have much experience with _expand, I use _match. Use them as
> secondary competer; I use
> zstyle ':completion:*' completer _oldlist _complete _match
> and I get exactly what you want. In general, _match will try to match possible
> completions (in this case, directory names) against pattern on command line.
> It will be used if _complete did not generate any completions, that is, no
> directory that started with '*' existed :-)
Thanks. I'll study this so I understand exactly what it means and
give it a try.
> In general, it is always good idea to use plain complete-word with new
> completion system, because then you have much better control over possible
> interpretation of patterns.
Do you mean to say that it's better to use expand-word, or are you
indicating here that there is some loss of control over interpretation
of patters by switching to expand-word? If the latter, is it fully
mitigated by giving the zstyle command you mentioned? I will need to
look into this in more depth so I can understand the full implications
of switching from complete-word to expand-word...
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