ChangeLog for zsh version 4.2.1

2004-08-13  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* unposted: Version 4.2.1.

2004-08-11  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* 20254: Completion/Base/Core/_tags: restrict the scope of the
	default tag-order to fix a problem with cdrecord completion

2004-08-07  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* 20237: Completion/Unix/Command/_screen: rewrite completion of
	screen sessions

	* 20237: Completion/Unix/Command/_mysql_utils: complete for
	mysqlimport and update some of the options

	* 20236: Completion/Base/Completer/_expand: fix problem with
	keep-prefix style where a modifier changes or removes the prefix

	* 20235: Completion/Unix/Command/_rsync: synched remote file
	completion with that in _ssh. quoting needed quoting.

2004-08-07  Geoff Wing  <>

	* 20196: Src/prompt.c: still allow user specified text modifiers
	with a short terminal.  Only disallow if the terminal is really
	unknown or without sufficient capabilities or if SINGLE_LINE_ZLE
	option is specified

2004-08-06  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20232 with typo corrected: Functions/Zftp/zfcd: remove
	cached directory listing when changing directory.

	* unposted: Config/ version 4.2.1-test-A.

2004-08-01  Clint Adams  <>

	* 20230: Completion/Debian/Command/_apt: dumb down apt-get
	install completion and always complete from all available

	* 20225: Doc/Zsh/mod_clone.yo: add Philippe Troin's explanations
	of clone usage.

2004-07-30  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* unposted: minor tidy up for 20219: neaten read-from-minibuffer
	and make history-pattern-search use last pattern as default.

	* unposted: README: mention max function depth is on by default

	* 20222: INSTALL, turn on max function depth by
	default to avoid crash.

2004-07-29  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20221: Src/exec.c, Src/signals.c, Test/A05execution.ztst:
	$LINENO in trap '...' DEBUG was wrongly reported as the line
	in the trap, not in the surrounding code.  Probably broken
	in all 4.x builds to date.

	* 20219: Doc/Zsh/contrib.yo, Doc/Zsh/zle.yo,
	Functions/Zle/.distfiles, Functions/Zle/history-pattern-search,
	Src/Zle/zle_hist.c, Src/Zle/zle_params.c: make zle parameter
	HISTNO writeable, add history-pattern-search sample to use it.

	* 20208: Src/prompt.c, Doc/Zsh/prompt.yo: ternary code character C
	etc. treat / as path with zero elements.

2004-07-28  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20214: Src/parse.c: fix debugging test that didn't work
	with recursive functions.

	* 20204: Motoi Washida: Completion/Base/Utils/_retrieve_cache:
	typo in definition of _cache_dir.

	* 20200: Completion/Unix/Command/_kfmclient,
	Completion/Unix/Type/_mime_types: fix some points made by Oliver
	to tidy up.  Also unposted: don't let _kfmclient drop through
	to `no more arguments' on failed completion.

2004-07-26  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20199: Completion/Unix/Command/_elinks,
	Completion/Unix/Type/.distfiles, Completion/Unix/Type/_mime_types,
	Completion/X/Command/.distfiles, Completion/X/Command/_kfmclient,
	Doc/Zsh/contrib.yo, Functions/MIME/pick-web-browser,
	Functions/MIME/zsh-mime-setup: add completion for MIME types
	and kfmclient, use kfmclient to talk to konqueror and
	improve mime-types and mailcap styles.

	* 20198: Src/exec.c, Src/signals.c, Test/C03traps.ztst,
	Test/, Test/ztst.zsh: EXIT traps were freed before
	being run.  This isn't recommended by most programming text books.

2004-07-25  Bart Schaefer  <>

	* unposted: Doc/Zsh/contrib.yo: documentation for "zargs".

2004-07-23  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* 20180 (based on Jean-Baptiste Quenot's 20177):
	Completion/Unix/Command/_killall: fix to work on BSD systems

	* Motoi Washida <>: 20179 (tweaked):
	Completion/Darwin/Command/_open, Completion/Darwin/Command/_defaults:
	new completions for Mac OS X

2004-07-19  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* Jean-Baptiste Quenot: 20167: Completion/Unix/Command/_ant:
	find targets enclosed in single instead of double quotes

2004-07-17  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20173: Src/mem.c: crash when globbing lots of files; need to
	NULLify fheap optimisation when reallocating a heap.

2004-07-13  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20153: Src/Zle/zle_main.c: make zle-line-init run after
	the initial zrefresh() by moving the latter out of zlecore().
	Needs an extra call in recursiveedit().

2004-07-12  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* unposted: NEWS: read it through and tidied it up.
	Also additions from Oliver.

	* 20151: NEWS: notes on (F) and history -p.

	* unposted: improve 20150 by setting pointer to NULL when

2004-07-11  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20150: Src/Zle/compresult.c: repost of ancient attempt
	to fix memory leak in completion.

	* 20149: Doc/Zsh/zle.yo, Src/init.c, Src/input.c, Src/loop.c,
	Src/zsh.h, Src/Zle/zle_main.c: alter users/7650 so that
	prompt variable is always reread; fixes bug that if PS1
	was altered the prompt string was invalid.

2004-07-10  Bart Schaefer  <>

	* 20145: Doc/Zsh/contrib.yo, Functions/Zle/read-from-minibuffer:
	second and third arguments of read-from-minibuffer now specify the
	initial values of LBUFFER and RBUFFER.

2004-07-07  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20142: Test/A06assign.ztst: add test for bug fixed in

	* 20141: Src/builtin.c, Src/exec.c, Src/params.c:  Crash
	after restoring exported special parameters.  The
	answer was `pm = tpm' at exec.c:2590.

2004-07-02  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20127: Doc/Zsh/zle.yo, Src/Zle/zle_main.c,
	Src/Zle/zle_refresh.c: slightly tweaked version of Wayne's
	patch in users/7652 which only reexpands the prompt when
	the commandline was trashed by output.

	* 20126, with modifications: .distfiles, ChangeLog-3.1,
	ChangeLog-4.1, ChangeLog.3.0, FEATURES, INSTALL, MACHINES,
	NEWS, README, Etc/.distfiles, Etc/ChangeLog-3.1,
	Etc/ChangeLog-4.1, Etc/FAQ.yo, Etc/FEATURES, Etc/MACHINES,
	Etc/NEWS, Test/.distfiles, Etc/ChangeLog-3.0: tidy up
	ready for 4.2.1

	* 20125: Doc/Zsh/jobs.yo: say where the output for job
	notifications goes.

2004-07-01  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* users/7650: Doc/Zsh/zle.yo, Src/Zle/iwidgets.list,
	Src/Zle/zle_main.c: new zle widget prompt-reset redisplays screen
	with prompt updated.

2004-06-30  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20118: Doc/Zsh/builtins.yo, Src/Builtins/rlimits.c:
	Attempt to handle unknown limits by number.  Also improve
	output and collect common code.

2004-06-28  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20112, changed as per 20113: Src/exec.c, Src/parse.c,
	Src/subst.c, Doc/Zsh/redirect.yo, Test/A04redirect.yo:
	Fix here-strings to do standard single-word expansion (which
	was always intended but was partially broken), and also
	attempt to parse the end string for here-documents in
	a more standard fashion.

2004-06-26  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* unposted: Functions/Zle/.distfiles: add zed-set-file-name.

2004-06-24  Bart Schaefer  <>

	* unposted (see 20092): Completion/Zsh/Context/_condition: fix
	typos in descriptions.

2004-06-23  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20089: Doc/Zsh/contrib.yo, Functions/Misc/zed,
	Functions/Zle/zed-set-file-name: various zed enhancements.

2004-06-22  Clint Adams  <>

	* 20091: Src/Modules/pcre.c: silence gcc "unused parameter" warnings.

2004-06-22  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20076, 20084: Doc/Zsh/grammar.yo, Doc/Zsh/params.yo, Src/exec.c,
	Src/loop.c, Src/params.c, Src/parse.c, Src/prompt.c, Src/text.c,
	Src/zsh.h, Test/A01grammar.ztst: { ... } always { ... } syntax
	for making sure tidy-up code is run.

2004-06-21  Bart Schaefer  <>

	* unposted: Doc/Zsh/zle.yo: copy-prev-shell-word has no default
	bindings, so it shouldn't claim those of copy-prev-word.

	* 19785 (cont'd): Doc/zsh/builtins.yo, Doc/zsh/compsys.yo:
	Previously uncommitted documentation changes (Oliver).

	* users/7267: Functions/Zle/predict-on: Minor update to cooperate
	with zle-line-init.

2004-06-19  Clint Adams  <>

	* 20081: Doc/Zsh/mod_pcre.yo: document -pcre-match condition.

2004-06-18  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* 20077: Completion/Zsh/Command/_disable,
	Completion/Zsh/Command/_enable: fix completion of reserved words

2004-06-18  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20033: Completion/Base/Utility/_arguments: unconfirmed fix
	for configure output parsing with square brackets.

2004-06-17  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* 20069: Completion/Unix/Command/_iconv: complete character
	encodings case-insensitively for GNU iconv

	* 20059: Completion/Unix/Command/_chown: check for systems
	using . separator instead of for those using :

2004-06-16  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* users/7553: Completion/compdump, Completion/compinit:
	include zsh version in dump file to avoid problems with upgrades

2004-06-15  Clint Adams  <>

	* 20055: Completion/Unix/Command/_tla: additions and fixes
	from Jason McCarty.

2004-06-09  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* c.f. 20034: Test/V03mathfunc.ztst: tests for the zsh/mathfunc

2004-06-08  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20029: Src/Modules/mathfunc.c: rand48(seed) stopped being
	random after the second call.

2004-06-08  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* Philippe Troin: 20026: INSTALL: nit-pick.

	* Philippe Troin, 19996, plus 20025:, INSTALL: add
	configure option --with-tcsetpgrp.

	* 20024: Doc/Zsh/func.yo: Improve documentation for TRAPNAL

2004-06-03  Felix Rosencrantz <>

	* 20002: Src/Zle/compmatch.c: Fix a problem with an inconsistent
	struct change in cmp_anchors().

2004-06-03  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 20017: Doc/.distfiles: add zsh.html to doc distribution.

	* users/7467: Completion/Base/Core/_dispatch: quoted commands
	weren't found in dispatcher lookup.

2004-06-02  Wayne Davison  <>

	* unposted: builtin.c, exec.c, glob.c, hashtable.c, hist.c, init.c,
	jobs.c, loop.c, mem.c, module.c, options.c, params.c, parse.c,
	subst.c, system.h, utils.c, watch.c, Builtins/rlimits.c,
	Builtins/sched.c, Modules/cap.c, Modules/clone.c,
	Modules/datetime.c, Modules/example.c, Modules/files.c,
	Modules/langinfo.c, Modules/mapfile.c, Modules/mathfunc.c,
	Modules/parameter.c, Modules/socket.c, Modules/stat.c,
	Modules/system.c, Modules/tcp.c, Modules/termcap.c,
	Modules/terminfo.c, Modules/zftp.c, Modules/zprof.c,
	Modules/zpty.c, Modules/zselect.c, Modules/zutil.c, Zle/compcore.c,
	Zle/compctl.c, Zle/complete.c, Zle/complist.c, Zle/compresult.c,
	Zle/computil.c, Zle/deltochar.c, Zle/zle_hist.c, Zle/zle_keymap.c,
	Zle/zle_main.c, Zle/zle_misc.c, Zle/zle_move.c, Zle/zle_params.c,
	Zle/zle_refresh.c, Zle/zle_thingy.c, Zle/zle_tricky.c,
	Zle/zle_utils.c, Zle/zle_vi.c, Zle/zle_word.c, Zle/zleparameter.c:
	Silenced unused-parameter compiler warnings.

2004-05-28  Wayne Davison  <>

	* 19980: Src/glob.c, Src/hashtable.c, Src/jobs.c, Src/loop.c,
	Src/params.c, Src/parse.c, Src/pattern.c, Src/Modules/datetime.c,
	Src/prompt.c, Src/subst.c, Src/utils.c, Src/Modules/zftp.c,
	Src/Zle/compcore.c, Src/Zle/compctl.c, Src/Zle/complete.c,
	Src/Zle/computil.c, Src/Zle/zle_hist.c, Src/Zle/zle_refresh.c,
	Src/Zle/zle_tricky.c:  Fixed some compiler warnings that gcc
	outputs with -W.

2004-05-28  Clint Adams  <>

	* 19991: Completion/Unix/Command/_lynx: complete .htm files

2004-05-25  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19976: Src/exec.c, Src/jobs.c: `job table full' messages
	spotted by many people were traced by Wayne to thisjob
	being -1, which wasn't handled in a test no one understands

	* Compiled by Thorsten Kampe in zsh-users/7474:
	Doc/Zsh/options.yo: reorder option descriptions into subheadings.

2004-05-21  Wayne Davison  <>

	* 19967+: Src/builtin.c, Src/hist.c Src/params.c,
	Doc/Zsh/builtins.yo, Functions/Misc/zcalc: added a -a
	option to `fc -p' to enable automatic popping of the
	pushed history list on function exit.  Updated zcalc.

2004-05-21  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19971: Src/exec.c, Src/params.c: use putenv to put "_"
	into exec'd environment, avoiding horrific hack.

2004-05-20  Wayne Davison  <>

	* 19962: Src/builtin.c, Src/hist.c, Doc/Zsh/builtins.yo,
	Functions/Misc/zcalc: added the ability to push/pop the history
	list via the new -p/-P options to fc.  Used this in zcalc to
	make the switch to zcalc's private history-list very smooth.

2004-05-19  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* unposted: Completion/Unix/Command/_perforce: tweak
	to allow changes and revisions with >, <, = qualifiers.

2004-05-13  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19941: Src/math.c, Test/C01arith.ztst: (( x, )) triggered
	an internal bug instead of reporting an error.

2004-05-13  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19936: Functions/Misc/zcalc: bad name for temporary history
	file invites clashes.

2004-05-12  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19920 modified c.f. 19921: Src/mem.c: attempt to improve
	behaviour of hrealloc, particularly when using mmap().

2004-05-11  Wayne Davison  <>

	* 19893 (plus one extra tweak): Src/hist.c: Fix the
	potential for an infinite loop in lockhistfile().

2004-05-05  Wayne Davison  <>

	* 19878: Src/utils.c: a single-character change fixes the
	new strftime() return-check idiom.

2004-05-04  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19877: Src/prompt.c, Src/utils.c, Src/Modules/datetime.c:
	Improve 19869: remove infinite loop and attempt to test
	for whether strftime() encountered an error.

2004-05-04  Clint Adams  <>

	* 19869: Src/prompt.c, Src/utils.c: avoid segfault when
	prompt-expanding '%D{%p}' or '%D{%P}' under locales with null
	strings for am_pm.

2004-05-02  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19858: Doc/Zsh/options.yo, Src/jobs.c, Src/options.c,
	Src/signals.c, Src/signals.h: TRAPS_ASYNC option done properly,
	not blocking signals during sigsuspend to wait for children.

2004-05-01  Clint Adams  <>

	* 19863: Completion/Zsh/Type/_command_names, Doc/Zsh/compsys.yo:
	allow search path for command names to be overridden by means of new
	command-path style.

2004-04-28  Clint Adams  <>

	* 19845: Completion/Debian/Command/_apt-move: apt-move
	completion function from Steven Kowalik.

2004-04-27  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19839 (plus suggestion from 19842):
	Completion/Unix/Type/_path_files: handle existing (#q)'s
	in qualifiers when adding sort options and adding back
	qualifiers from command line.

	* 19840: Src/Zle/zle_main.c: also, vared now only takes
	one normal argument.

	* 19837: Src/Zle/zle_main.c: fix 19733 which accidentally
	removed the -e option to vared.

2004-04-26  Doug Kearns  <>

	* unposted: Completion/Unix/Command/_aap: short and long options
	are mutually exclusive

2004-04-23  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19825: Completion/Unix/Command/_perforce: suggested by Michael
	Denio: add `changes' style to allow limitting list of changes
	offered for completion.

	* 19810: Src/exec.c: avoid setting flag on Eprog which may
	no longer be valid.  Had no feedback, so don't know if
	it helps, but at worst harmless.

	* 19812: Src/builtin.c: avoid race with autoloaded trap functions.
	However, I think these still need substantial improvement.

2004-04-21  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19809: Src/jobs.c, Src/signals.c, Src/signals.h: improve
	zsh-users/7365 by only queuing traps when TRAPS_ASYNC is set.
	This avoids any nasty races, including one reported by Vincent

2004-04-21  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* 19806: Src/prompt.c: fix bug with %v expansion and negative index

2004-04-20  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19801: Src/builtin.c: Autoloading of TRAP functions was never

2004-04-20  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* 19767, 19785: Src/builtin.c, Src/exec.c, Src/hashtable.c,
	Src/zsh.h, Completion/compinit, Completion/compdump,
	Completion/compinstall, Completion/bashcompinit,
	Completion/Base/Widget/_next_tags, Completion/Zsh/Type/_functions,
	Completion/Zsh/Command/_typeset, Doc/Zsh/builtins.yo:
	store flags for -z and -k options to autoload allowing the
	completion system to be used with ksh_autoload set

	* 19800: Test/B02typeset.ztst: reverse sense of `declare +m' test

2004-04-19  Clint Adams  <>

	* 19798: Completion/Unix/Command/.distfiles,
	Completion/Unix/Command/_bogofilter: rudimentary completion for

2004-04-19  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* zsh-users/7365: Doc/Zsh/options.yo, Src/jobs.c, Src/options.c,
	Src/signals.c, Src/zsh.h, plus unposted Etc/NEWS hunk: new option
	TRAPS_ASYNC, turn off to stop traps being run while waiting
	for a child process.

2004-04-18  Clint Adams  <>

	* 19792: Completion/X/Command/_mplayer: complete .m2v and .m2p,
	thanks to Rene H. Larsen.

2004-04-17  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* 19790: Completion/Zsh/Command/_zcompile: complete functions
	after -a and allow multiple -z/-k options

2004-04-17  Doug Kearns  <>

	* 19775: Completion/Unix/Command/_php: new completion for php
	* unposted: Completion/Unix/Command/_elinks: declare and initialise
	return value parameter

2004-04-15  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* see 19778 etc.: Doc/ remove change from 19735.

2004-04-15  Clint Adams  <>

	* 19606: Completion/Unix/Command/_tla: switch tla completion to
	the version by Jason McCarty, Erik Toubro Nielsen, and Rob Weir.

2004-04-14  Clint Adams  <>

	* Jay Berkenbilt: 19769: Completion/Unix/Command/_rsync:
	fix quoting for remote file completion, add -L to ls command.

2004-04-14  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* Ingo Rohlfs: 19747: Completion/Unix/Command/_subversion:
	complete files/urls for svn cp and mv commands

	* unposted: Completion/Unix/Command/_cdrecord: add missing local

	* 19768: Completion/compinit: suggest running compaudit to see
	insecure files and directories and send errors to stderr

2004-04-06  Wayne Davison  <>

	* 19743: Test/D02glob.ztst: Test the new F glob qualifier.

	* 19741: Src/glob.c: Minor optimization to qualnonemptydir() when
	a dir contains a subdir.

2004-04-06  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* 19712, 19740: Src/params.c, Doc/Zsh/params.c: allow assigning to
	associative array elements where the i or r subscript flag is used

2004-04-06  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* Peter Castro <>: 19735 (minus texinfo hunk):
	Doc/, Src/builtin.c, Src/exec.c, Src/main.c,
	Src/system.h, improved use of paths, text/binary
	and dynamic library usage for Cygwin.

	* 19733 (with improved documentation): Doc/Zsh/contrib.yo,
	Doc/Zsh/zle.yo, Functions/Misc/zed, Src/Zle/zle_keymap.c,
	Src/Zle/zle_main.c: vared -M and -m allow you to provide
	main and alternate keymap; zed will use keymaps zed and zed-vicmd.

2004-04-05  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* unposted, suggested by Wayne: Doc/Zsh/expn.yo:
	make 19728 clearer.

	* 19728: Doc/Zsh/expn.yo: explain that (^F) (from 19717)
	doesn't mean `non-empty directories', you need (/^F) for that.

	* unposted: ChangeLog, ChangeLog-4.1: move stuff up to 4.2.0
	out of ChangeLog.

	* unposted: Config/ update version to 4.2.0-dev-1;
	not tagged or released, this is just to avoid clashes with
	the released version.

2004-04-01  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19717: Doc/Zsh/expn.y, Src/glob.c: use F glob qualifier
	for `full' (non-empty) directories.

2004-03-31  Bart Schaefer  <>

	* unposted: Functions/Misc/zrecompile: change "mv" to "mv -f"
	when backing up .zwc files, because zcompile creates the files
	read-only.  See thread ending at users/7269.

2004-03-30  Oliver Kiddle  <>

	* 19708: Completion/compaudit: change getent() function to
	handle two arguments

	* 19707: Src/params.c, Test/D05array.ztst: fix bug where a
	nagative index into an array returned a one element array
	instead of a scalar

2004-03-25  Clint Adams  <>

	* 19691: Completion/Unix/Type/_diff_options: Allow more than
	one --exclude or -x to diff.

2004-03-25  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19683: Src/utils.c: Work around occasional problem on
	Cygwin with dllwrap.

	* 19682: Doc/Zsh/builtins.yo, Etc/NEWS, Src/signals.c: Don't
	run ZERR, DEBUG or EXIT traps inside other traps; caused confusion
	and incompatibility.

2004-03-24  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19674 plus unposted changes suggested in 19676:, Doc/Zsh/mod_zftp.yo, Src/Modules/zftp.c,
	Etc/NEWS, Functions/Zftp/zfstat: Add support for non-standard
	ports to core zftp.  Not yet handled by the function system
	(except zfstat reports port): needed in lastloc	and bookmarks.

2004-03-23  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19661: Danek Duvall: Completion/Unix/Type/_diff_options:
	support diff -u on Solaris from 2.10 up.

2004-03-22  Clint Adams  <>

	* 19673: Peter Palfrader: Completion/Unix/Command/_cvs:
	tags can contain the + character.

2004-03-22  Peter Stephenson  <>

	* 19669, 19670: Danek Duvall: Completion/compaudit: Use of
	getent to check groups was slow; typo caused duplicate fpath

	* 19671: Src/Zle/zle_main.c: error in zle-line-init caused
	infinite loop.

2004-03-20  Bart Schaefer  <>

	* 19666 (tweaked): Completion/Unix/Command/_ssh: fixes for remote
	file completion for scp, suggested by Jay Berkenbilt <>.

	* users/7172: Functions/Prompts/prompt_bart_setup: include "unset"
	among the localoptions, as this relies on it.

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