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Re: New to zsh: zle, regular expressions conditionals, printf, history across shells (Mac OS X, zsh-4.2.7)
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- From: "Mikael Magnusson" <mikachu@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: "Webb Sprague" <webb.sprague@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: New to zsh: zle, regular expressions conditionals, printf, history across shells (Mac OS X, zsh-4.2.7)
- Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 18:50:44 +0100
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2008/12/5 Webb Sprague <webb.sprague@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Just discovered zsh! Awesome!
> Here is are the first of many silly questions:
> 1. Is there a place where I can read some zle examples? I want to
> try to push some edits onto the buffer stack, but I can't figure out
> how... if I run % zle at the command line, I get a return code of 1
> (bad, I think). Also, if I run setopt, I get
The zle builtin command can only be used from bound widgets. Maybe you
want print -z?
> 2. Is there a way to test regular expressions in [[ ]]? Bash
> introduced a "=~" notation recently, and I was wondering if there is
> an equivalent thing. Maybe globbing is as powerful as RE's, but I
> would still like to be able to do [[ $x =~ '^header: ' ]] or some
> 3. I can't figure out printf (or 'print -f'). If I type % printf
> "foobar" without any newline, the output disappears. If I type %
> printf 'foo: %s\n' bar, I get "[m' bar:~foo: bar" -- I don't
> understand why the special characters, nor where to look to find out
> about them.
No idea here.
> 4. Finally, is there a way to share my history across open shells?
setopt sharehistory histappend
should probably do it
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