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Function completion descriptions are overly wordy #7911

zx8 opened this issue Apr 8, 2021 · 1 comment

Function completion descriptions are overly wordy #7911

zx8 opened this issue Apr 8, 2021 · 1 comment


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zx8 commented Apr 8, 2021

Consider the following scenario where I want to find a function I've defined that I know begins with __fish and has git somewhere in the name:

$ __fish_<tab>
# ctrl-s
# type "git"



None of these results are what I expect, because the description is being searched, which can contain all sorts of information that is irrelevant to the command I'm trying to recall.


Just commands that contain the exact substring "git".

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faho commented Apr 8, 2021

No it should search the descriptions. That allows you to find more stuff, and is super helpful e.g. to find a git commit.

In this case the descriptions are overzealous - the entire definition helps nobody.

@faho faho changed the title ctrl+s to filter pager suggestions should not search descriptions Function completion descriptions are overly wordy Apr 8, 2021
@faho faho added this to the fish 3.3.0 milestone Apr 8, 2021
@faho faho closed this as completed in e2146a0 Apr 8, 2021
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