From: "Peter Slížik" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Oliver Kiddle <email@example.com>
Cc: Zsh Users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Tweaking the completion engine to prefer some completions
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2021 18:41:43 +0200 [thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAC-uhUD2LOmHVOdR9eVK5P3-VTgkAd=sAjYNNECwWDNHMDiA+A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
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thank you for the answer!
уто, 13. јул 2021. у 14:00 Oliver Kiddle <email@example.com> је написао/ла:
> Peter Slížik wrote:
> > I have a few applications installed on my system, with their names
> sharing a
> > common prefix.
> > Now as the apps are company-specific, let me invent some contrived names:
> > messageedit, messageview, messageformat, messagesend, you've got the
> > Now, in may daily work, I'm using only one of them: messageedit. The
> other are
> > used... well, almost never.
> > Now, if I type mess<Tab>, the name gets completed to message and the
> > engine waits for further input.
> > I would like to tweak the completion in such a way the typing mess<Tab>
> > completes the input to messageedit and ignores the other possible apps.
> > Can this be done in a positive way (by naming the preferred application)
> or in
> > a negative fashion (by prohibiting all unwanted completions)?
> You can do this with the ignored-patterns style. On the surface, this
> works in the negative sense, e.g.:
> zstyle ':completion:*:commands' ignored-patterns messageview
> messageformat messagesend
> But you can use a pattern to turn this around into a positive form, e.g:
> zstyle ':completion:*:-command-:*:commands' ignored-patterns
> If you still occasionally want to complete the others, you may want to
> look into the _ignored completer to complete them as a fallback if you
> have entered a longer prefix.
> In the second example, I used a more specific context which will only
> apply in command position. You can vary that depending on the contexts
> in which you want it to apply.
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2021-07-13 10:01 Peter Slížik
2021-07-13 12:00 ` Oliver Kiddle
2021-07-13 16:41 ` Peter Slížik [this message]
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