Ticket #4355 (new enhancement)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

Remember selections when exiting a directory

Reported by: Nick Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: Future Releases
Component: mc-core Version: master
Keywords: Cc:
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If I select a file in the current directory, e.g. ~/nick and then I open a new directory, e.g. ~/nick/various, the selected file in ~/nick will have been automatically de-selected.

I cannot have files selected in more than one directory at the same time. Therefore I cannot copy/move files from multiple directories in one go: I have to select the files in one directory, copy them and wait for it to finish, then repeat for every other directory. This can be very laborious if the files are in many directories.

An option to enable selected files to stay selected when mc exits the directory they're in would be very beneficial in this situation.

I know one way to mitigate this is to use 'find -type f' in 'External panelize'. However this isn't ideal, because the long list of files it prints have lost their directory structure.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by andrew_b

Probably, a duplicate of #1879 or #2387.

Related to #289.

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