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Re: complete all "cvs add" matches

On Mon, Oct 21, 2002 at 03:27:38PM +0100, Oliver Kiddle wrote:
> On 21 Oct, you wrote:
> > 
> > Let's say I have 3 files in a cvs repository that I want to "cvs add",
> > so I type:
> > 
> > % cvs add <TAB>
> > 
> > Since I have activated cvs completion, zsh offers to "add" only these 3
> > files, which appear under my command line.
> > 
> > How can I get these 3 file names on the command line? Right now I press
> > <TAB> again to insert the first match and have to "cvs add" once for
> > each file.
> This can be done by adding
>   compstate[insert]=all
> to the end of _cvs_add. I'm not keen on doing this in the distributed
> _cvs but you could use your own replacement _cvs_add function.
> I don't remember there being a style to do this, perhaps there should
> be one.
> You might also want to have a look at the _all_matches completer. Don't
> be tempted to try to bind the _all_matches completer to the specific
> context of cvs-add with zstyle though because completers are determined
> long before the context is elaborated to that level of detail and it
> won't work. Personally, I bind a key to it which I can use in situations
> such as this. The necessary lines from my .zshrc being these:
> bindkey '^Xx' all-matches
> zstyle ':completion:all-matches::::' completer _all_matches _complete
> zstyle ':completion:all-matches:*' old-matches true
> zstyle ':completion:all-matches:*' insert true
> zle -C all-matches complete-word _generic

This works beautifully, thanks a lot!

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