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Re: vcs_info problem

On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 11:26:58PM +0100, Frank Terbeck wrote:
>> [snip]
> Oops, yes. That's obviously wrong. Thanks for noticing.
> That should be: PS1='%F{5}[%F{2}%n%F{5}] %F{3}%3~ ${vcs_info_msg_0_}%f%# '
>>> [snip]
>> Thanks, setting promptsubst worked fine.
>> I followed the introduction in the zshcontrib man page. Would it be
>> possible to add this information there so other users can set it up without
>> any problems?
> Absolutely. I thought I had mentioned it. Seems like I forgot.
> Patch for both issues included below.

Thanks for your quick help. Works perfectly.

>> Just curious, what other ways to use vcs_info than ${vcs_info_msg_0_}
>> exist?
> Well, a lot of people (me included) build their prompt in precmd().
> That way you can always get the fresh value out of $vcs_info_msg_0_
> without having to use prompt_subst. Here is how I am building my
> prompt, if you're wondering what I'm talking about:
> <http://ft.bewatermyfriend.org/comp/zsh/functions/prompt_ft_setup.html>
> Regards, Frank

Thanks, this sounds very interesting.

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