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From: "Peter Slížik" <peter.slizik@gmail.com>
To: Oliver Kiddle <opk@zsh.org>
Cc: Zsh Users <zsh-users@zsh.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)
In-Reply-To: <35517-1626177614.172306@tY6Q.TYg-.r6yl>

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Dear Oliver,

thank you for the answer!


уто, 13. јул 2021. у 14:00 Oliver Kiddle <opk@zsh.org> 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
> idea.
> >
> > 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
> completion
> > 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
> 'mess(^ageedit)'
> 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.
> Oliver

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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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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