[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Bug-readline] colored-completion-prefix vs colored-stats

From: Mike Frysinger
Subject: [Bug-readline] colored-completion-prefix vs colored-stats
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 01:11:38 -0400

the NEWS for readline-7.0 has:
e.  There is a new bindable variable, `colored-completion-prefix', which, if
    set, causes the common prefix of a set of possible completions to be
    displayed in color.

and the doc says:
          If set to 'on', when listing completions, Readline displays
          the common prefix of the set of possible completions using a
          different color.  The color definitions are taken from the
          value of the 'LS_COLORS' environment variable.  The default is
but my testing shows that the default is "on" ...

at any rate, when this and colored-stats are both turned on, i think the 
resulting display is weird.  with the prefix on, i'd see something like:
        $ /sbin/unix_<tab>
        unix_chkpwd* unix_update*
the "unix_" part is highlighted in light blue and the rest is not colored 
at at all.  with the prefix off, both are highlighted completely in bright
green.  should it be mixed instead of turning off colorization entirely
after the completion point ?

e.g. what if it were:

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]