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Re: wish for a colored completion system

On Thu, Jun 08, 2000 at 04:34:37PM +0200,
Matthias Kopfermann <kopfermann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Okay, after having heard the answer that there is the possibility
> to have colored completion, has anybody used it to create useful
> completions with colors in them to share with us all?
> There is not one example but the very easy to handle 
> ZLS_COLOURS case for completing different kinds of files.
> To me it still seems to be quite complex to say the least.

Well... I have a bit of stuff for ssh, but not too much else:

setopt autolist
export LS_COLORS
ZLS_COLOURS="$ZLS_COLOURS:(hosts)=(#b)(*).(mayn.de)=36;40=31;40" # real fun
ZLS_COLOURS="$ZLS_COLOURS:(hosts)=*=33;40" # hostnames in yellow
ZLS_COLOURS="$ZLS_COLOURS:(users)=*=32;40" # users in green

#       no 0   for normal text  (i.e.  when  displaying  something
#              other than a matched file)
#       fi 0   for regular files
#       di 32  for directories
#       ln 36  for symbolic links
#       pi 31  for named pipes (FIFOs)
#       so 33  for sockets
#       bd 44;37
#              for block devices
#       cd 44;37
#              for character devices
#       ex 35  for executable files
#       mi none
#              for non-existent file (default is the value defined
#              for fi)
#       lc \e[ for the left code (see below)
#       rc m   for the right code
#       ec none
#              for the end code
autoload -U compinit
zstyle ':completion:*' completer '_complete' '_correct' '_approximate'

zmodload complist
# ( in my .zshrc, there are more hosts ;-)
zstyle '*'  hosts 'imbus.mayn.de' 'datenbus.mayn.de' 'willkuere.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de' 'picard.franken.de'
zstyle '*'  users thomas tkoehler koehlert jean-luc root captain
zstyle ':completion:*' group-name ''

> Okay, I try to be not so polite: :)
> Should'nt there be an easier way than that approach?

Well - at first, it seems not too obvious that there are predefined
names for "normal file", "directory", "symbolic link" etc, but none for
things like "hostnames", "usernames" etc...


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