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Color Completion Using Zsh Modules On Linux Or Unix

Dec 18, 2008, 09:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"Here's another cool thing you can do with zsh that involves color. Personally, I'm happy with a two-color scheme that makes my eyes sizzle (like blue on red - or red on blue - both of which look somewhat 3 dimensional), but you have to make room for color in your life. It's not all black and white, even though it seems that way most of the time ;)

"In order to make use of this functionality, you'll have to use the modular functionality of zsh. Today, we'll be looking at color completion, but this isn't to say that this is the limit of what you can do with the shell. Just the limit of what I can manage to type today... Doing color completion in zsh requires two modules: complist and colors. The first requires you to set the extendedglob option to true and the second isn't really necessary, unless you don't want to remember what number equals what color in the ansi color scheme. Below, some quick examples of how you can set this up at the command line (or put in your .zshrc if you find you like it and dont' want to hassle with this constantly). Note that both options require that you load up additional modules within zsh:"

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