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From: Aaron Schrab <aaron@schrab.com>
To: Duy Nguyen <pclouds@gmail.com>
Cc: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>, Git List <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH/RFC] completion: complete all possible -no-<options>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 23:20:50 -0400
Message-ID: <20180509032050.GA23510@pug.qqx.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CACsJy8BGs7EOYFKayL-bgvEbKOJiROF52o3SneLyG9Nm6nUngA@mail.gmail.com>

At 17:24 +0200 08 May 2018, Duy Nguyen <pclouds@gmail.com> wrote:
>It took me so long to reply partly because I remember seeing some guy
>doing clever trick with tab completion that also shows a short help
>text in addition to the complete words. I could not find that again
>and from my reading (also internet searching) it's probably not
>possible to do this without trickery.

Was that perhaps using zsh rather than bash? Below is some of the 
display from its git completion (this is likely affected somewhat by my 
configuration).  The group descriptions (lines that begin with 
"Completing") appear in a different color, and are not available for 
selection.

1113$ git c<tab>
Completing alias
ci               -- alias for 'commit -v'
cia              -- alias for 'commit -v -a'
co               -- alias for 'checkout'
conf             -- alias for 'config'
Completing main porcelain command
checkout         -- checkout branch or paths to working tree
cherry-pick      -- apply changes introduced by some existing commits
citool           -- graphical alternative to git commit
clean            -- remove untracked files from working tree
clone            -- clone repository into new directory
commit           -- record changes to repository
Completing ancillary manipulator command
config           -- get and set repository or global options
Completing ancillary interrogator command
cherry           -- find commits not merged upstream
count-objects    -- count unpacked objects and display their disk consumption
Completing plumbing manipulator command
checkout-index   -- copy files from index to working directory
commit-tree      -- create new commit object
Completing plumbing interrogator command
cat-file         -- provide content or type information for repository objects

1114$ git commit -<tab>
Completing option
--all                  -a       -- stage all modified and deleted paths
--allow-empty                   -- allow recording an empty commit
--allow-empty-message           -- allow recording a commit with an empty message
--amend                         -- amend the tip of the current branch
--author                        -- override the author name used in the commit

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Thread overview: 23+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-04-17 18:13 Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-04-18  3:43 ` Junio C Hamano
2018-04-18 15:08   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-04-23  5:36 ` Eric Sunshine
2018-05-08 15:24   ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-08 16:39     ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-09  3:20     ` Aaron Schrab [this message]
2018-05-14 17:14       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-14  3:33     ` Eric Sunshine
2018-05-14 16:39       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-14 17:03     ` Andreas Heiduk
2018-05-14 17:26       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-05-14 19:58         ` Andreas Heiduk
2018-05-27  8:38 ` [PATCH v2 0/3] " Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-05-27  8:38   ` [PATCH v2 1/3] parse-options: option to let --git-completion-helper show negative form Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-05-27  8:38   ` [PATCH v2 2/3] completion: suppress some -no- options Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-05-27  8:38   ` [PATCH v2 3/3] completion: collapse extra --no-.. options Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-05-29 18:48     ` Stefan Beller
2018-05-29 19:04       ` Duy Nguyen
2018-06-06  9:41   ` [PATCH v3 0/3] ompletion: complete all possible -no-<options> Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-06-06  9:41     ` [PATCH v3 1/3] parse-options: option to let --git-completion-helper show negative form Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-06-06  9:41     ` [PATCH v3 2/3] completion: suppress some -no- options Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
2018-06-06  9:41     ` [PATCH v3 3/3] completion: collapse extra --no-.. options Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy

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