Re: [PATCH] dotdot in the root directory


On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Jaroslaw Swierczynski wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 04:40:57PM -0500, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> >
> > I don't think we need an option that affects only one entry in one
> > directory.  If you think that .. in the root directory is useful, then
> > please explain, and it will be restored if your arguments are reasonable.
> Adam said he didn't mind restoring .. in the root directory. Here is
> why I think .. there is useful. Please decide.
> I have a habit that when I'm navigating through directories I often use
> Home-Enter sequence many times to get to the root directory. If there
> is .. in the root directory, then it stops me and I know I reached the
> root directory. You know, if we got into something, it's not easy to
> change this habit.

Two solutions to your problem:
1. Switch on 'Lynx like motion' in Options-->Configuration menu.
   Now you can use only one [LEFT ARROW] key instead of [Home, Enter]
   combination. And this will stop you in root dir as you got used to.
2. Type 'cd /' command. This will get you to root dir even faster from
   any subdirectory.

That is why I believe those dots in root dir are completely useless.
Let's not pollute mc code with useless options.


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