Ticket #2133 (new enhancement)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

[PATCH] Allow user to setup zsh subshell with rc-files

Reported by: zaytsev Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: Future Releases
Component: mc-core Version: 4.6.2
Keywords: Cc: gotar@…, mooffie@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset:


Fordwarded from Debian: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=512056

Package: mc
Version: 2:4.6.2~git20080311-4
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

Hi there.
I'd like to use zshrc other then default, when zsh starts as mc's subshell.
I've just got an idea, that i could use MC_SID env var inside my .zshrc.
But anyway, that was too late. I've made small patch to allow users to create
~/.mc/zsh dir which could contain rc-files zsh uses at startup/shutdown.

PS I also edited mc(1) to mention this feature, and remove tcshrc which is not
really supported.


mc.zshrc.patch (1.2 KB) - added by zaytsev 9 years ago.

Change History

Changed 9 years ago by zaytsev

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by ossi

this looks incredibly niche to me. you should stick with MC_SID.

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 9 years ago by zaytsev

It also does look niche to me, but considering tcsh was once (considered to be) supported I don't see any reason to refuse the inclusion of this patch.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 9 years ago by ossi

Replying to zaytsev:
that's besides the point. the patch doesn't do anything which cannot be done more generically with already existing facilities. it's a simple matter of "code hygiene" to reject it.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by zaytsev

So it was certainly not a matter of "code hygiene" to you to clean up mentions like

/* TODO: Find a way to pass initfile to TCSH and ZSH */

and remove support for bash (who uses it anyway?!) to force the freaking bastards to use $MC_SID, but once someone came up with a patch implementing zsh you want to reject it, right? I don't see any logic in here.

Besides, it's just three lines of very clean and clear code. I did't see any microbes there (I might need to clean my microscope though).

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by ossi

being ironic/sarcastic makes you look particularly stupid if you fall for an obvious fallacy. ;)
the logic is that i've never looked at that code before.
i would remove the feature for all shells, as it is obviously redundant. it might be wise to release a few versions which warn about an attempt to use the feature before removing any mention of it, though.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by zaytsev

So far we've got to opposite views on the issue. Let's see what others think about it.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by gotar

I agree such code should be removed for all the shells:

  1. it's totally bad as it hardcodes path (see #1851),
  2. it overrides my own ZDOTDIR preventing to load my personal configuration under some non-shell dependant circumstance (existance of a directory).

I'm using zsh myself (it is just superior to bash) and please don't mess with things that are trivial: KISS.

BTW you can find my snippets with screenshots and entire configs (with polish description) at http://jakilinux.org/aplikacje/konsola/zsh-automatyzacja-czynnosci/

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by gotar

  • Cc gotar@… added

comment:9 Changed 7 years ago by andrew_b

  • Branch state set to no branch
  • Milestone changed from 4.7 to Future Releases

comment:10 Changed 4 years ago by mooffie

  • Cc mooffie@… added
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