Re: Feature Request: In Place File Renaming

On 2007/08/02 14:42 (GMT-0400) Frank Peters apparently typed:

I use MC exclusively on my Linux system for all types of
activities, and there is one aspect of it that can be
very flustering.  When a file needs to be renamed, through
the use of the "F6" key, only a blank field appears in which
the entire new file name has to be entered.  Since in many
cases only a portion of the original name needs to be altered,
and since in many cases the original name can be quite lengthy,
it would be very convenient if the file name could be altered
"in place."  In other words, instead of a blank field, the
original name could be displayed allowing the normal editing
commands to quickly modify only the few needed characters.

Would it be overly difficult to implement such a feature?

What it needs is a logic fix. It's already there, just not logical. Depending
on your version and whether you're running on a VC or in X, it's either
Shift-F6 or Shift-F4.

In comparison, in File Commander/2 and File Commander/W, it's simply F6 - if
the opposite panel is not showing, meaning move to new name in current
directory - while if opposite panel is showing, move file to DIR of opposite
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 Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata  ***

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