A shell command that will display selection list. It is similar to
selecta, but uses curses library to do display, and when compared to
fzf, the main difference is approximate matching instead of fuzzy matching.
It is written in Zshell and has it's capabilities:
- Patterns, allowing multi-term searching
- Curses module
- Approximate matching (
zsh-select can be copied to any
Zsh will serve as say
zsh-select will be a regular program available in system.
o will make elements uniqe. To search again after pressing enter, press
/. Approximate matching mode is activated by
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Install Zsh Select
Simply copy file
zsh-select to any
bin directory such as
The package is also available as plugin.
zsh-select will be available in interactive
Zsh sessions only when using this method. Nevertheless, integration with
Vim and other uses will simply work when
Zsh is your main shell.
Also, plugin managers often allow easy updates.
Integration with Vim
Adding following snippet to
vimrc will provide
\f keyboard shortcut that will run
zsh-select as file-selector.
Multi-term searching and approximate matching (
Ctrl-F) will be available. The snippet is based on code from
selecta github page (MIT license):
" Run a given vim command on the results of fuzzy selecting from a given shell" command. See usage below.function! ZshSelectCommand(choice_command, zshselect_args, vim_command) try let selection = system(a:choice_command . " | zsh-select " . a:zshselect_args) catch /Vim:Interrupt/ " Swallow the ^C so that the redraw below happens; otherwise there will be " leftovers from zshselect on the screen redraw! return endtry redraw! exec a:vim_command . " " . selectionendfunction" Find all files in all non-dot directories starting in the working directory." Fuzzy select one of those. Open the selected file with :e.nnoremap <leader>f :call ZshSelectCommand("find * -type f 2>/dev/null", "", ":e")<cr>
There are a few environment variables that can be set to alter
Values assigned below are the defaults:
export ZSHSELECT_BOLD="1" # The interface will be drawn in bold font. Use "0" for no boldexport ZSHSELECT_COLOR_PAIR="white/black" # Draw in white foreground, black background. Try e.g.: "white/green"export ZSHSELECT_BORDER="0" # No border around interface, Use "1" for the borderexport ZSHSELECT_ACTIVE_TEXT="reverse" # Mark current element with reversed text. Use "underline" for marking with underlineexport ZSHSELECT_START_IN_SEARCH_MODE="1" # Starts Zsh-Select with searching active. "0" will not invoke searching at start.
With plugin managers
zi load z-shell/zsh-select to
.zshrc. The plugin will be loaded next time you start
Zsh. To update issue
zi update z-shell/zsh-select from command line.
zgen load z-shell/zsh-select to
.zshrc and issue a
zgen reset (this assumes that there is a proper
zgen save construct in
antigen bundle z-shell/zsh-select to
.zshrc. There also should be