Ticket #2146 (accepted defect) — at Version 1

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 (last modified by zaytsev) (diff)

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.).


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!

Change History

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by zaytsev

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • severity changed from no branch to on review
  • Description modified (diff)

Branch: 2146_info_status_label (parent: master)
Changeset: ebdf9a45eac63ef056d55a6a5f87c623b3829aaa

Please review!

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