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Re: [screen-devel] new ideas for screen

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: [screen-devel] new ideas for screen
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:32:11 -0700
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Edward Peschko wrote:
> ok -
> so with select, you can switch to buffers matching a given pattern? Is
> that correct? I only see window name or number, not pattern..

Yes, there's currently not support for pattern (I suppose you're really
asking for tab-completion? Sadrul recently added tab-completion for
commands; but we're a ways away from being able to do it for arguments
at this point).

I'd consider this desirable (but far from crucial) feature, but really
the whole way that command arguments are processed needs some close
attention/rewriting. That would be the time when something like this
should be thought about (it would obviously require a way to keep track
of argument "types" in order to be more general than just the select

> If it can use a pattern, the only thing missing (that I was asking for
> - would be to be able to search across multiple buffers with a single
> search.

As I previously mentioned, I don't see this as being useful enough to be
a priority. However, I'd probably accept a well-written patch for this.

> Is this on the requested feature list? Is there a requested feature list?

We use the bug-tracker on Savannah (which is less than stellar, but
works for our needs). You can submit a feature request at

- --
Hope that helps,
Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer.
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