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Re: Remote scp completion that can handle spaces etc. in pathnames

On 13 Feb, you wrote:
> Let's say that there is a directory "foo bar" on host baz.  If I
> try to copy it recursively with scp from baz to the current host, I
> have to say ``scp -r baz:foo\\\ bar .''  That is, I need to
> "double quote".  However, if I use zsh's completion to get me that
> directory, i.e. I write ``scp -r baz:fo<tab>'', I get
> ``scp -r baz:foo\ bar/'', which does not work.
> I use openssh 3.4p1 and zsh 4.0.4 on Debian GNU/Linux woody.  Is
> this handled differently in a later (stable or development) version
> and/or would this be easy to fix locally?

Patch below should fix this. _ssh has changed a bit since 4.0.4 so I'm
not sure how easy it would be to modify for that.

> I also note that pathnames in remote commands are not completed
> remotely, i.e. if I write ``ssh somehost ls f<tab>'', zsh completes
> local filesystem entries beginning with f.  I wonder if this could
> be smarter as well.

It could possibly be done by somehow doing a temporary substitution of
_path_files by _remote_files but saving the original _path_files and
doing any other necessary fiddling would be more than a bit messy so I'm
not going to attempt it.


Index: Completion/Unix/Command/_ssh
RCS file: /cvsroot/zsh/zsh/Completion/Unix/Command/_ssh,v
retrieving revision 1.18
diff -u -r1.18 _ssh
--- Completion/Unix/Command/_ssh	7 Jan 2003 08:49:16 -0000	1.18
+++ Completion/Unix/Command/_ssh	13 Feb 2003 14:29:21 -0000
@@ -17,9 +17,9 @@
     while _tags; do
       while _next_label files expl ${suf:-remote directory}; do
         [[ -n $suf ]] && compadd "$@" "$expl[@]" -d remdispf \
-	    ${remdispf%[*=@|]} && ret=0 
+	    ${(q)remdispf%[*=@|]} && ret=0 
 	compadd ${suf:+-S/} "$@" "$expl[@]" -d remdispd \
-	    ${remdispd%/} && ret=0
+	    ${(q)remdispd%/} && ret=0
       (( ret )) || return 0

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