Ticket #2024 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

[PATCH] Disable by default automatic name filling with current selected item on mkdir command

Reported by: cosoleto Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: mc-core Version: master
Keywords: Cc: zaytsev
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: Votes for changeset:


Creating and naming directories with a new original name should be
more frequent case rather than reusing and readapting an already
existing filename.

Patch attached.

Francesco Cosoleto


0001-Disable-by-default-automatic-name-filling-with-curre.patch (947 bytes) - added by cosoleto 14 years ago.

Change History

comment:1 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 14 years ago by zaytsev

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Milestone 4.7 deleted


This changes a default that has been here for ages without any reasonable argumentation and which is very convenient for people that are used to it. If you don't like it, go turn it off in your mc.ini, but don't force the others to turn it on instead to restore the original behavior.

By the way, if you just start typing over, the old text will disappear, so you don't even need any extra effort to type a new name.

Closing as wontfix.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by cosoleto


This behaviour is only 13 months old (commit e3a82ba1d8585c458f030688c6364e4102c2cc13) and doens't look for me reasonable forcing almost every mc users to press CTRL+U (supposing that he knows this shortcut) to delete the filled name or to look for a configurable option. Indeed it seems for me this has no precedent in others filemanagers.

This could be implemented without a configurable option, but adding a new function, invokable by Shift+F6 for example.

I think I'll reopen this ticket, unless other developers confirm the WONTFIX.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 14 years ago by cosoleto

Replying to zaytsev:

By the way, if you just start typing over, the old text will disappear

Thanks for pointing out that, because user interface doesn't make clear by highlighting the text... This changes a bit my argumentation.

comment:4 Changed 14 years ago by zaytsev

  • Cc zaytsev added


OK, my bad, I didn't realize that it's been merged a year ago, because it's been here for ages in FAR. In what concerns the highlighting, this is the terminal color issue. If you have sensible options (e.g. making it the way it is in FAR) feel free to reopen.


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