Ticket #399 (new defect)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

Compare directories does not work as expected

Reported by: Hubbitus Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Future Releases
Component: mc-core Version: master
Keywords: Cc: zaytsev
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset:

Description (last modified by zaytsev) (diff)

1) Compare directories does not work recursively.

2) In compare directories in method "Thorough" different items highlighted only on one panel.

Please note if filesize of files different, directory compare "Thorough" got less results than "Size only"!

To easy reproduce I attach archive with 2 sample directories.


dir-cmp.tar.bz2 (236 bytes) - added by Hubbitus 15 years ago.
Sample layout

Change History

Changed 15 years ago by Hubbitus

Sample layout

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by zaytsev

  • Cc zaytsev added
  • Summary changed from Directory compare "Thorough" does not work as expected. to Compare directories does not work as expected
  • severity set to no branch
  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by zaytsev

  • Milestone changed from 4.7 to 4.7.4


Is there any chance this issue gonna be fixed any time soon?

I tried to bisect to help you out guys, but it seems that it never really worked. Between 4.6.2 and 4.6.99 broke down, but then at some point somebody partly fixed it.

My suggestions right now:

1) Make it work recursively as it does in FAR

2) Rename "Quick" to "Timestamps" to reflect its meaning

3) Rename "Thorough" to "Contents" to reflect its meaning

4) In "Size only" mode the file with latest timestamp should be selected, just as in "Timestamps" and "Contents" modes

I guess this already will make it pretty much usable.


comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by andrew_b

  • Branch state set to no branch
  • Milestone changed from 4.7.4 to Future Releases
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