Unfortunately 4.7.0 is tagged as 'minor feature enhancements' and 'minor bugfixes'. With the introduction of proper charset support, including out of the box UTF-8 support and the ability to quickly switch the encoding of either file names or file contents by pressing Alt+E, plus numerous other new features listed at http://www.midnight-commander.org/wiki/NEWS-4.7.0, this version is a very important major new release. Kudos to all developers who worked hard on this!
i have a problem with hanging mc: if mc is run over ssh in screen session under x.org (x.org - on the server side), after some operations mc hangs and what is the most disappointing - the only possibility to start mc anew is to reboot the system.
all this goes on on slackware 11, 12 and default package.
bugreport: menu box displacement
menubar_draw_drop misplaces the box because the menubar's strting x
and y coordinates are added twice. This bug doesn't produce visible result
as long as menu starts at screen coordinates 0;0.
P.S. I know this is not the proper place to report bugs; however, the project
page doesn't offer any mean of anonymous bugreporting and I am not willing
to register to another service just to report a single bug.
diff -uri mc-2007-01-14-22.orig/src/menu.c mc-2007-01-14-22/src/menu.c
--- mc-2007-01-14-22.orig/src/menu.c 2005-09-06 22:36:23.000000000 +0200
+++ mc-2007-01-14-22/src/menu.c 2007-01-16 06:11:18.000000000 +0100
@@ -139,7 +139,7 @@
- menubar->widget.y+1, menubar->widget.x + column,
+ 1, column,
count+2, menubar->max_entry_len + 4);
midnight commander has mysterius forces
i have tried many file managers, but i always got back to the midnight commander. it attracts me, must be some mysterious force. :) But probably it is just because i have been using the DOS Norton Commander since i have been 5 or 6 years old ;)
midnight commander is by far the best one ...
Editor displaying ^M
I've upgraded from mc-4.5.42 (rpm, binary) to mc-4.6 (compiled on my system).
Now in the editor, for text files with LF/CR as a line separator it displays a "^M" (CR) on black background at the end of each line. The previous version didn't, and it used to respect the standard of the opened file (LF/CR or LF).
Do I have a problem with one setting ?
Note that it's not specific to one syntax highlight in particular.
Maybe a compilation option ? With "--with-screen=" ?
This is the BEST program I've ever seen for Linux..
As an old DOS user I've allways missed Norton Commander!!
And thank you!
Re: mc-4.5.5 hangs on startup (console)
> A serious bug that can cause hang in the
> subshell has been fixed days before
> 4.6.0-pre1 release. Please give it a
> try. The fix is incomplete (strictly
> speaking, only integration of the
> subshell can be a complete fix), but it
> can help you.
I know, I'm following the mc-devel mailing list (remember my netrc fix^Wkludge a few months ago? ;-). This hang was completely unrelated to the one that's been fixed recently, though, all that was required was setting cons.saver SUID root.
Newer versions and snapshots didn't need this workaround for the hang anymore anyway - I still applied it, though, because otherwise mc would act as if the console was a "dumb terminal" (ie. it didn't save the subshell's output when switching back and forth with Ctrl-O). Again, this was only a problem in console mode, it always worked fine in an xterm.
Anyway, thanks for the heads-up - much appreciated! 8-)
Re: mc-4.5.5 hangs on startup (console)
A serious bug that can cause hang in the subshell has been fixed days before 4.6.0-pre1 release. Please give it a try. The fix is incomplete (strictly speaking, only integration of the subshell can be a complete fix), but it can help you.
Re: mc problem: F4 to edit on ANY file as normal user gives error and no syntax formatting:
Editor files were moved from ~/.cedit/ to ~/.mc/cedit/ soon after the 4.5.55 release.
Most likely your ~/.mc is not writeable. Better error messages are needed, but the translatable strings are frozen until 4.6.0. Until then, gdb and strace are your friends. Sorry for inconvenience.
Re: dir size overflow
4.6.0-pre1 is the first version with large file support enabled by default. You just cannot go beyond 4Gb on a 32-bit machine without kludges like large file support.
An open, cross-platform journaling program.
A scientific plotting package.