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Re: Completion: smarter symlink completion
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- From: Ramkumar Ramachandra <artagnon@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: Bart Schaefer <schaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Completion: smarter symlink completion
- Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 21:58:37 +0530
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Bart Schaefer wrote:
> On Mar 6, 8:37pm, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
> } I noticed that symlinks are always completed with the trailing slash
> I presume you mean symlinks whose targets are directories? If symlinks
> whose targets are files are getting a trailing slash, that would clearly
> be strange.
> } like directories, and unlike normal files. This can be problematic if
> } the user runs `rm -r` on a symlink by mistake.
> Does autoremoveslash not take the slash away again before the command
> is executed? It certainly does for me.
AUTO_REMOVE_SLASH works, thanks.
> In any case I'd say running rm -r by mistake is a problem independent of
> how the file name was completed. If you have a rash of people running
> rm -r accidentally, why aren't you worried about real directories?
Agreed. I crafted the problem mostly out of theoretical interest; it
doesn't arise from a real-world itch.
> } Is this really a bug, or am I misunderstanding something?
> The assumption is that when completing a directory (whether symlink
> or not), there's every likelyhood that the directory itself is not the
> end result, and you're going to continue completing other files down
> the tree. The slash is appended to (a) make that obvious and (b) not
> require that you switch back and forth between TAB and / keys in order
> to continue completing (unless the directory name itself was part of
> an ambiguous list).
Makes sense, thanks. Yes, I'd want zsh to follow symlinks and operate
on the tree of the underlying directory.
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