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Re: conditionally match part of file name to most recently modified file
- X-seq: zsh-users 11583
- From: Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>
- To: Zsh Users <zsh-users@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: conditionally match part of file name to most recently modified file
- Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 11:09:48 +0100
- In-reply-to: <20070617211644.GA11636@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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- Organization: CSR
- References: <20070617211644.GA11636@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 17 Jun 2007 23:16:44 +0200
Eric Smith <es@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I want to be able to type
> "vim foo"
> in order to edit the last file whose name contains the string
> I guess this might be achieved with compdef and compadd
> with the *(om).
You could do it as a completion function, although the simple case
you've asked for can be done easily with an ordinary shell function:
# assume the file is the last argument
if [[ ! -f $argv[-1] ]]; then
command vim "$@"
You can complete the most recent matching file using a generic completer:
zstyle ':completion:most-recent-file:*' match-original both
zstyle ':completion:most-recent-file::::' completer _menu _files _match
zstyle ':completion:most-recent-file:*' file-sort modification
zstyle ':completion:most-recent-file:*' file-patterns '*:all\ files'
zstyle ':completion:most-recent-file:*' hidden all
zle -C most-recent-file menu-complete _generic
bindkey '^X.' most-recent-file
This is different from what you asked for in that you have to type a "*" at
the start yourself if you want to match a substring.
I had a look at writing a completion function that did exactly what you
wanted; must of it is simple but I got hopelessly stuck trying to persuade
the completion system not to sort the matches (the equivalent of the
file-sort style above). That ought to be fixable.
Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx> Software Engineer
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