Ticket #3899 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

timeout handling

Reported by: xmlich02 Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: mc-core Version: master
Keywords: Cc:
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The terminal TMOUT parameter causes the terminal to exit after an inactivity timeout. However, MC stays open and allows browsing and editing, which is a security concern.

In a joint issue, using MC and its subsell does not affect the timeout. Therefore, if TMOUT=10 and I browse for 15 seconds, then press Ctrl-o, MC exits. It should instead propagate activity.

Finally, perhaps this should be handled while waiting for files to be copied, etc.?

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by zaytsev

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Milestone Future Releases deleted

I don't think there is anything we can do about it:


This is the way TMOUT is supposed to work...

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