[xmonad] XPrompt.Shell feature requests

Spencer Janssen sjanssen at cse.unl.edu
Fri Feb 15 04:23:18 EST 2008

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 09:36:22AM -1000, lithis wrote:
> On Thu, 2008/02/14 05:22:15 -0600, Spencer Janssen wrote:
> > Then there are two commands that appear
> > as "touch foo bar" on screen,
> Because the pop-up display is shown in columns, it would be
> obvious that “foo” “bar” and “foo bar” were distinct:
> foo
> bar
> foo bar
> > but will execute different things depending on whether the user used
> > tab completion.
> Escaping should still be performed in the command line
> itself; I’m just suggesting the the escaping happen after
> the pop-up list is displayed and before the text is added to
> the command line (instead of before the pop-up list is
> displayed). In the above example. selecting “foo bar” with
> tab would append “foo\ bar” to the command line.
> > Furthermore, I think it is pretty standard to display the
> > escapes in this fashion (it is what bash and zsh do, at least).
> When there are multiple matches in bash, pressing tab twice
> causes the possible matches to be printed one per line,
> without any escaping. bash escapes the filename only when
> matched text is added to the current command line.

Ah, I thought you meant that the escapes would also be removed from the command
line, but you didn't.  In that case, this seems fine.

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