Zsh stopped completing mixed paths with update to 4.3.9

Peter A. Castro doctor@fruitbat.org
Fri Dec 5 04:48:00 GMT 2008

On Thu, 4 Dec 2008, Hudec, Jan wrote:

> Hello,

Hello, Jan,

> Since today's update, zsh completion no longer recognizes mixed-style
> paths, ie. c:/something instead of /cygdrive/c/something -- that worked
> until now and was extremely useful, since all native programs I need
> except cmd.exe and all cygwin ones except midnight commander (and I don't

Welcome to my day :-/

Yes, it's already a know issue, but didn't turn up in regular testing
since I don't use DOS drive syntax (why would I?) and it didn't occur to
me to try.  Sloppy testing on my part, I suppose, but the ChangeLog didn't
talking about anything effecting path resolve.

> use that) understand them the same. Is there some configuration change
> that needs to be done to get it working again or something? I didn't see

Not that I know of (yet).  Something changed in the completion system
that's conflicting with path resolve.  I'm trying to track it down.
You could always simply not used compinit?  No?  Oh well.
The Zsh list has already been notified of the problem, but I haven't seen
anyone comment yet.
In the mean time, simply revert to 4.3.4 and move along.  :-)

> anything in the changelog (/usr/share/doc/Cygwin/zsh-4.3.9.README).

Because it wasn't a know issue, nor was it expected as such.
Stay tuned.  Hopefully a workaround will be posted soon.

> --
> Jan Hudec

Peter A. Castro <doctor@fruitbat.org> or <Peter.Castro@oracle.com>
 	"Cats are just autistic Dogs" -- Dr. Tony Attwood

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