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Re: Completion in pwd before subdirecories
- X-seq: zsh-workers 19292
- From: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Zsh workers <zsh-workers@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Completion in pwd before subdirecories
- Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 19:37:17 +0000
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On Dec 15, 7:56pm, Oliver Kiddle wrote:
} It has never seemed ideal to me that, for example, gunzip completion
} will complete a directory called dir.gz even if the user has
} directories after files in their file-patterns style. Ideally we should
} tidy things up from the completion functions and not expect user's to
} set the file-patterns style for every command.
} For the majority of commands we use something like _files -g '*.gz' to
} specify a filename extension. These should ideally not match
So why aren't we using "_files -g '*.gz(.)'" in that case?
The most general case is that we want globs to match both directories and
files. If the user is actually completing (rather than expanding) a word
containing a glob pattern, in the absence of other info (such as that gzip
can't inflate a directory) I'd think the user expectation is that all the
matches get lumped together.
It's quite possible that I'm still missing something, though.
} One option might be for _files to add the (^-/) when substituting
} %p and to add a -/g option to suppress this when the glob should also
} match directories.
I'm not convinced that this wouldn't amount to coding for a fringe case
and turning the most common situation into an option.
} We could even have other escapes in addition to %p which give the user
} more control. A user who relies on _next_tags to get at directories
} may want explicitly globbed directories first for commands like chown.
I agree in principle with that, though.
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