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Re: Duplicating TRANSIENT_RPROMPT for left PROPMT?

On Oct 22,  4:22pm, Jesse Hathaway wrote:
} The unusual part of my prompt is the vi mode at the bottom of my screen.
} Does anyone have thoughts on the best way to clear the prompt before the
} command is entered?

The best solution to this is to NOT put the vi mode in the prompt, but
instead use "zle -M" to display it.  Simplest way is like this:

PS1='%~ '
vim_ins_mode="-- INSERT --"

function zle-keymap-select {
  zle -M -- "$vim_mode"
zle -N zle-keymap-select
zle -N zle-line-init zle-keymap-select

Of course if you're already doing other stuff in zle-line-init you'll need
to tweak this, e.g., call zle-keymap-select from zle-line-init.

This and your original scheme both seem to suffer from the problem that
any completion listing covers up the "mode message" and it doesn't return
until you toggle through command/insert again.

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