z-a-patch-dl

Introduction#

A Zsh-Zinit extension (i.e. an annex) that downloads files and applies patches. It adds two ice modifiers:

zinit ice dl'{URL} [-> {optional-output-file-name}]; …' …

and

zinit ice patch'{file-name-with-the-patch-to-apply}; …' …

The annex (i.e. Zinit extension) will download the given {URL} under the path {optional-output-file-name} (if no file name given, then it is taken from last segment of the URL) in case of the dl'' ice-mod, and apply a patch given by the {file-name-with-the-patch-to-apply} in case of the patch'' ice-mod.

You can use this functionality to download and apply patches. For example, to install fbterm, two patches are being needed, one to fix the operation, the other one to fix the build:

zinit ice \
    as"command" pick"$ZPFX/bin/fbterm" \
    dl"https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/46860?getfile=13513 -> ins.patch" \
    dl"https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/plain/0001-Fix-build-with-gcc-6.patch?h=fbterm-git" \
    patch"ins.patch; 0001-Fix-build-with-gcc-6.patch" \
    atclone"./configure --prefix=$ZPFX" \
    atpull"%atclone" \
    make"install" reset
zinit load izmntuk/fbterm

This command will result in:

fbterm
example

Installation#

Simply load like a plugin, i.e. the following will add the annex to Zinit:

zinit light zinit-zsh/z-a-patch-dl

After executing this command you can then use the dl'' and patch'' ice-mods.