oh-my-zsh overrides default Meta-. behavior #497

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akahn opened this Issue Jul 25, 2011 · 12 comments

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akahn commented Jul 25, 2011

In bash and zsh Meta-. ("meta-dot") inserts arguments from previous commands into the current command line. It's kind of like !$, but more interactive because it cycles through older arguments as you continue pressing the keybinding.

In oh-my-zsh, this same key combination does the equivalent of cd ... Is it intentional that oh-my-zsh overrides this built-in shell feature?

Here is the place in the code that sets this binding: https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/blob/master/lib/key-bindings.zsh#L6

I'm quite bothered by this. Many shells implement this feature, so it works everywhere and I'm quite used to that.

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gwjo commented Aug 3, 2011

Looking at the history this seems like a day 1 behavior, I guess @robbyrussell would need to answer if this is intentional or not.

That said, the insert-last-word widget (that does implements this) is also bound to ESC-_ ("escape-underscore") in emacs mode, so you could use that as an alternative. Or you could always set the keybinding back to the way you like it with

bindkey '\e.' insert-last-word

akahn commented Nov 14, 2011

I've patched this over on https://github.com/akahn/oh-my-zsh/compare/fix-alt-dot. Pinging @robbyrussell again so he can weigh in on the fate of this behavior.

reinh commented Mar 29, 2012

+1

reinh commented Mar 29, 2012

Also, #1019 is a duplicate :)

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matschaffer commented Apr 2, 2012

+1, although this stuff ultimately led me to roll my own zsh config.

reorx commented Apr 28, 2012

+1, this feature nearly stop me using zsh

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andrewtch commented Apr 28, 2012

+1, the default behaiviour is much more handy.

ckrailo commented May 2, 2012

+1 (mostly for the clobber pull request)

+1, just like @reorx, this feature nearly stop me using zsh

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matschaffer commented May 29, 2012

Zsh itself is good. My response to this problem was
https://github.com/matschaffer/zundle maybe it'll work for you too.

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+1, just like @reorx, this feature nearly stop me using zsh


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robbyrussell commented Jun 13, 2012

Believe this is now resolved! update away folks

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