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Re: Question about matching completions with descriptions

It looks like I need to match on the description prior to calling
_describe. Using -U and -V together achieved what I was trying to do. The
kicker was also adding compstate[insert]="automenu" to prevent common
prefix insertion which when you are matching within descriptions the common
prefix could be empty!

On Fri, Jun 8, 2018 at 11:38 AM Daniel Shahaf <d.s@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Nicholas Wiles wrote on Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:13 -0700:
> > I have a question about the _describe builtin.
> > I am building a binary that provides dynamic completions using a
> completion
> > function.
> >
> > Is to possible to provide completions to _describe that will be matched
> not
> > only on the text of the completion but also on words/text in the
> > description?
> I asked this once and the answer was that that wasn't possible.  I'd
> have linked you to the thread but I looked for it and can't find it :(
> > Or, is it possible to turn off completion matching entirely
> > and have zsh present the user with a verbatim set of completions provided
> > to compadd or _describe? Thanks in advance!
> Does passing -U (and possibly -V) to compadd do what you need?

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