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zstyle question: enter menu selection on lots of ambiguity
- X-seq: zsh-workers 12403
- From: "Bart Schaefer" <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: zsh-workers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: zstyle question: enter menu selection on lots of ambiguity
- Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 09:51:18 +0000
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So even after all Sven's hard work, I'm still not satisfied with the way
the menu style and long-list work together.
What I want is:
- automenu (first tab lists, second tab menu completes), except
- when the list won't fit on the screen, the first tab should
enter menu selection immediately, but
- simply asking for a listing with C-d should never do menu-selection,
no matter how long the list is
If I use 'select=long-list' I get menu-selection on the second tab.
If I use 'yes=long-list' I get menu completion started when I type C-d
(and some other pretty odd behavior besides, I might add).
If I use both, I get menu-selection on the second tab and on C-d, and
sometimes more of the strange behavior (the same match inserted on the
line multiple times and stuff like that -- I think it happens if you hit
C-d repeatedly after completion or selection has started when the match
on the line (highlighted, in selection) is NOT a directory).
So I hit upon this scheme:
zstyle -e ':completion:*' menu \
'[[ $compstate[list] == ambiguous ]] && \
compstate[list]="$compstate[list] list" reply=(select=long-list)'
This *almost* works -- if the list doesn't fill the screen, then I get a
list on the first tab and menu completion on the second, and if the list
does fill the screen then I get menu-selection on the first tab. Yay!
BUT: As soon as menu selection has started once this way, it starts for
ALL menu completions -- on the second tab for short lists, on the first
tab for long ones. I don't want it to start on the second tab for short
lists. (Actually, I want it to start on the second tab for lists longer
than 12 items, but I thought I'd work on that separately.)
I also worry about appending "list" to the value of compstate[list]; it
produces values like "ambiguous list" which doesn't *appear* to break any
other code, but ...
So what's the right way to accomplish all of this?
Bart Schaefer Brass Lantern Enterprises
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