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Re: Globbing question

Oliver Kiddle wrote:
> Peter wrote:
> > The answer to both this and the next question is that unfortunately you
> > can't use glob qualifiers in ignored patterns.  They are handled as
> > generic patterns, not specifically file patterns.  This is rather a
> > nuisance.
> I wouldn't say it is a nuisance. You can use the file-patterns style
> instead to add glob qualifiers where _files is used for completing
> files.

OK, so you're saying that in most contexts, you can do something like

  zstyle ':completion:*' file-patterns '*(#q-*)'

to complete only executable files, but the specific example

  zstyle ':completion:*:complete:-command-::commands' file-patterns '*(#q-*)'

doesn't work because it goes through the code the wrong way?  I would
say that *is* an annoyance, and that 99% of users don't care about
the difference between _files and _path_files.

Some cross-referencing between ignored-patterns and file-patterns might
be beneficial, too.

Presumably a side effect of using file-patterns is the _ignored
completer doesn't pick up the remaining files, but if I remember there
are ways of doing this with the all-files tag.

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