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Re: completion problem

On 10/17/2015 04:27 AM, covici@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi.  I really appreciate the people on this list helping me to learn zsh
> -- I am slogging my way through the manual, but its slow going.
> I am running into a strange behavior when completing a filename -- if I
> start with something which has no matches,  and then press tab, the
> system will try to give me substring matches and this is fine, but what
> I would like to prevent is then it automatically completes with the
> first match, which -- at least for me -- is usually not what I want.
> How can I prevent this from happening?
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Inserting the first possible match shouldn't happen by default. If you enabled the MENU_COMPLETE option, that behavior happens.
There may be other ways to doing that if i remember correctly.

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