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Re: [BUG] Any type of file in command position gets misleadingly completed as 'executable file'
- X-seq: zsh-workers 49560
- From: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Marlon Richert <marlon.richert@xxxxxxxxx>
- Cc: Zsh hackers list <zsh-workers@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [BUG] Any type of file in command position gets misleadingly completed as 'executable file'
- Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2021 14:34:33 -0800
- Archived-at: <https://zsh.org/workers/49560>
- In-reply-to: <CAHLkEDtscOXas+-Wwj68O29H3_JrKycZ8Rr3wCovnxqk=ioOzg@mail.gmail.com>
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On Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 2:01 PM Marlon Richert <marlon.richert@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The problem is in _files and it is two-fold:
> * _files always adds '*:all-files', which ignores the pattern passed
> with the -g flag.
There's a comment:
# People prefer to have directories shown on first try as default.
# Even if the calling function didn't use -/.
In fact the actual assumption is that most people prefer to have
SOMETHING completed rather than nothing, unless they've specifically
You can change this behavior by
zstyle ":completion:*" file-patterns ...
(although I'm not sure why that overrides list-dirs-first). There's
even an explicit paragraph and example in the documentation explaining
how to do this.
> * Even though _files passes its file pattern tags to _next_label, if
> _files was passed a tag and/or description, it _always_ prefers these
> over the ones returned by _next_label's call to _description.
Someone else will have to comment on that.
> * The 'globbed-files' tag should be renamed to just 'files' and have a
> default description of 'file'.
That would actually break my zstyle setting for file-patterns.
> (As an aside, the docs speak of an
> 'other-files' tag used when zstyle list-directories-first is set, but
> this is never actually offered. Let's remove that, too.)
It appears "other-files" was (inadvertently?) removed by workers/36165
(Oliver, back in 2015).
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