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Re: ZSH on Dos/Windows (long)
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- From: Thorsten Kampe <thorsten@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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- Subject: Re: ZSH on Dos/Windows (long)
- Date: Sun, 6 Apr 2003 21:19:06 +0200
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* Luciano ES (03-04-06 17:48 +0100)
>> Who said something about a "full install", hm? Trust uncle Thorsten -
>> if all you want is zsh, you just have to install zsh (1.3 MB) and
>> cygwin itself (1.1 MB). Oops, I forgot - you'd have to download
>> "setup.exe" (180 KB).
> OK, now you actually sound helpful...
Pardon me for not being useful in the first place.
> That Cygwin "setup" (I hadn't used it in three years - time goes by really
> fast) offers loads of Unix libraries, but I don't see a cygwin "program" in
> that "way-narrower-than-my-screen-certainly-could-have-allowed-it-to-be"
> setup select dialog. Or are you talking about the famous cygwin1.dll?
I am talking about "cygwin: The UNIX emulation engine" in the "Base"
category in "Select packages".
> When I run that 3.05 port of ZSH to Windows, you won't believe what
> happens when I press the Home key. The cursor jumps to the beginning of the
> line!!!! Have you ever seen that? And the best part: when I press the End
> key, it jumps to the end!! Amazing!!!!
,--- * http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Keyboard-and-Console-HOWTO-5.html
| People often complain 'my backspace key does not work', as if this key
| had a built-in function 'delete previous character'. Unfortunately,
| all this key, or any key, does is producing a code, and one only can
| hope that the kernel tty driver and all application programs can be
| configured such that the backspace key indeed does function as a
| 'delete previous character' key.
> I discovered, though, that ZSH is supposed to be able to listen to a key
> press and actually execute another. So I spent another hour reading the
> same chapter over and over and trying to make ZSH convert the Delete key
> into... the Delete command! No success. I press Delete and get tildes.
bindkey "\e[3~" delete-char
> Colors didn't work either. They work in Bash, but not in ZSH. I followed the
> manual instructions, but trying to colorize a prompt never worked, I get
> the color formatting sequences in my prompt instead of actual colors.
The colours are more beautiful in Cygwin rxvt than in the standard
Console window but they do "work".
> Is anyone in the list using color prompts in Cygwin and would you be so kind
> to share your prompts with me?
> More importantly, can anyone make Home, Delete and accented characters work
> with ZSH and Cygwin?
| ## BEGIN KEY BINDINGS
| # !?command <TAB> complete from history # Bang-history
| # !# <TAB> repeat command line
| # ^A beginning-of-line, ^E end-of-line
| # ^D list completions, log out
| # ^K kill-line, ^U kill-whole-line
| # ^R history-incremental-search-backward, ^[P history-search-backward
| # ^W backward-kill-word, ^[D kill-word
| # ^XU undo, ^X^U undo
| # ^[. insert-last-word
| # ^[B backward-word, ^[F forward-word
| # ^[H run-help
| # ^[Q push-line
| bindkey "^Z" accept-and-hold
| bindkey " " magic-space # also do history expansion on space
| bindkey "\e[3~" delete-char
| bindkey "\e[A" up-line-or-search
| bindkey "\e[B" down-line-or-search
| ## Thorsten's own bindings
| ## rxvt
| # These are the same as below - captured with [Ctrl]+[V]
| #bindkey "^[Od" backward-word
| #bindkey "^[[7~" beginning-of-line
| #bindkey "^[[8~" end-of-line
| #bindkey "^[Oc" forward-word
| # captured with "od -c"
| bindkey "\eOd" backward-word
| bindkey "\e[7~" beginning-of-line
| bindkey "\e[8~" end-of-line
| bindkey "\eOc" forward-word
| ## Cygwin Console
| # Cygwin Console does not distinguish between [Ctrl]+[<|] and [<|]
| # respectively [Ctrl]+[|>] and [|>]
| if [ "$TERM" = cygwin ]
| then bindkey "\e[1~" beginning-of-line
| bindkey "\e[4~" end-of-line
| ## END KEY BINDINGS
> And here is an interesting experiment, probably a "bug" report you don't
> see every day...
> The native Windows Find utility is a little slow. It may take you almost a
> minute to scan a large drive and find all files that match your query. So I
> used the idea of indexing and built an indexing system.
Use "locate" with "updatedb": "list files in databases that match a
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