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From: Mikael Magnusson <mikachu@gmail.com>
To: Roman Perepelitsa <roman.perepelitsa@gmail.com>
Cc: Tomasz Pala <gotar@polanet.pl>, Zsh Users <zsh-users@zsh.org>
Subject: Re: completion: lookup argument using descriptions
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:09:06 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHYJk3TyujHtm8_kOOQ9FBkKQkHN0SbOECtP1JZW8wp81WGCyA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAN=4vMqCc5UsG73s3PdQzW_aqAf0sak4SowSonbK8aif+A_2kg@mail.gmail.com>

On 6/10/21, Roman Perepelitsa <roman.perepelitsa@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 11:31 AM Tomasz Pala <gotar@polanet.pl> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> sometimes I find myself looking for appropriate option by reading down
>> all the descriptions of the arguments before going straight to the
>> documentation to simply /search for some phrase. I wonder: would that be
>> possible directly from zle?
> Try this:
>     zmodload zsh/complist
>     setopt menucomplete
>     zstyle ':completion:*' menu select=0 search
> This will allow you to search right away after TAB.
> Roman.

If you only want to do this sometimes (since defaulting to search mode
for all completion is probably extremely annoying), you can bind it to
a separate key;

zle -C menu-select-search menu-complete _generic
zstyle ':completion:menu-select-search:*' menu select search
zstyle ':completion:menu-select-search:*' completer _oldlist _expand _complete
bindkey "^[M"  menu-select-search # alt-shift-m

or if you already have a key bound to start regular menu selection, eg
bindkey "^[m"  menu-select
(this requires no other setup, it's a stock widget)
then you can press ^R to enter the search mode from there, if you also do
bindkey -M menuselect '^R' history-incremental-search-forward
(this is handled specially in menu select mode, and won't actually
invoke history searching.)

Mikael Magnusson

  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-10 10:09 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-06-10  9:30 Tomasz Pala
2021-06-10  9:45 ` Roman Perepelitsa
2021-06-10 10:09   ` Mikael Magnusson [this message]
2021-06-13 10:06     ` Tomasz Pala
2021-06-13 10:43       ` Roman Perepelitsa
2021-06-16 10:04         ` Tomasz Pala

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