Ticket #2146 (new defect) — at Initial Version

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

Misleading label "Status:" in the Info panel

Reported by: zaytsev Owned by: zaytsev
Priority: minor Milestone: 4.7.2
Component: mc-core Version: master
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: Votes for changeset:

Description

The info panels shows useful information about the currently selected file (atime, mtime, ctime for instance). However, the label "Status:" for ctime is clearly misleading. From man 2 stat:

The field st_ctime is changed by writing or by setting  inode  information (i.e., owner, group, link count, mode, etc.).

Example:

printf("Last inode change:        %s", ctime(&sb.st_ctime));

As we don't have enough space to label it "Status changed", I suggest to go for "Changed:" instead. I think this will make it much clearer what this date is all about, as I have already seen users suggesting that "Status" is a weird label for "Created", which is obviously not the case.

Also, "Changed" label is consistent with "CHange time" that we use for column headers in the list mode elsewhere.

Thanks for voting!

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