[KyOSS Discuss] zsh: best of bash, csh, and tcsh

Jeff Squyres jeff at squyres.com
Fri Jun 13 07:41:36 EDT 2014


​@Alan --

What's the relevant code for the 2-line prompt you're using?​  I think I
might try it out...


On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 11:12 PM, alan blount <alan at zeroasterisk.com> wrote:

> I'm a big fan of `zsh` and `zprezto` (I used to use `oh-my-zsh` before).
>
> ref card: http://www.bash2zsh.com/zsh_refcard/refcard.pdf
>
> @aaron - I actually love zsh completions, personally, but they are easy to
> turn off or re-configure as you like...  can you give them a chance?  what
> is it you don't like about them?  they are crazy powerful and allow you to
> be lazier and more mistake prone and zsh tries to fix things up... it does
> a pretty good job too, in my opinion.  don't like the big menu? arrows
> navigate, or more [tabs] or to get rid of it, just [esc]...
>
> if you're using zprezto, checkout:
> https://github.com/sorin-ionescu/prezto/tree/master/modules/utility
> and: https://github.com/sorin-ionescu/prezto/search?q=complete&type=Code
>
> @jeff - you should submit to: https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-completions
>
> Aside:for a long time I used the abbreviated path prompt (with the ">>>"),
> but I've switched to a 2-line and space prompt... I always hated them at
> first, but I've come to like it (for now, we will see if it lasts longer
> than the 4 months
> <https://github.com/zeroasterisk/home/blame/master/.zpreztorc#L86> it's
> been).
> [image: Inline image 1]
>
> Thanks,
> -alan
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 6:05 PM, Mike O'Connor <stew at vireo.org> wrote:
>
>> Add these two options:
>>
>> setopt noautomenu
>> setopt nomenucomplete
>>
>> On Jun 12, 2014, at 7:19 AM, Aaron VerDow <aaron at verdow.com> wrote:
>>
>> > I really tried to love zsh but I absolutely hate the tab key behavior
>> of cycling through the available options.  I loved some of the shell
>> features but actually using it was so frustrating that I finally gave up.
>>  If someone knows how to set it to only tab complete as far as it can go
>> without guessing and then do nothing else I would switch back to zsh.   I
>> looked around about a year ago when I first was messing with zsh but I
>> could never get the tab key to behave like it did in bash.
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 9:48 AM, Deven Phillips <
>> deven.phillips at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Nice! I have a bash prompt script which gives me the nice git
>> integration as well... It's one of my favorite recent discoveries. I wish I
>> could have made it to the meeting last night because I wanted to show off
>> some of the cool stuff I have been playing with recently (Vert.x, MoreUnit,
>> etc..), but I'm sure I will make it there again soon!
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> >
>> > Deven
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 8:13 AM, Jeff Squyres <jeff at squyres.com> wrote:
>> > Last night, I showed about 5 minutes of zsh.  zsh is basically the best
>> things you like about bash, csh, and tcsh all rolled into one.  zsh is part
>> of most major distros these days -- it's even part of OS X:
>> >
>> >   http://www.zsh.org/
>> >
>> > I also use "zprezto" -- a set of macros and plugins for zsh that
>> instantly makes zsh 38% more awesome:
>> >
>> >    https://github.com/sorin-ionescu/prezto
>> >
>> > This gives me stuff like the git branch and icons that you saw last
>> night when I cd into a directory that is a git clone.  For example:
>> >
>> > -----
>> > [8:10] JSQUYRES-M-504A:~ ❯❯❯ cd git/cisco/ompi-usnic
>> > [8:11] JSQUYRES-M-504A:~/g/c/ompi-usnic git:usnic-v1.6 ❯❯❯ git checkout
>> usnic-v1.8
>> > Checking out files: 100% (7456/7456), done.
>> > Branch usnic-v1.8 set up to track remote branch usnic-v1.8 from origin.
>> > Switched to a new branch 'usnic-v1.8'
>> > [8:11] JSQUYRES-M-504A:~/g/c/ompi-usnic git:usnic-v1.8 ❯❯❯
>> > -----
>> >
>> > ​Note that the prompt changed automatically a) when I cd'ed into the
>> tree, and b) when I checked out a different branch.​
>> >
>> > I also love the abbreviated directory that it puts in my prompt -- it
>> shortens each subdir up to the current directory to just 1 letter.  So it
>> still gives you a visual cue of how far away from ~ I am, but it doesn't
>> necessarily represent the full path length.
>> >
>> > ​zsh+zprezto is yummy.
>> >
>> > --
>> > {+} Jeff Squyres
>> >
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