Re: Mc Digest, Vol 47, Issue 4

These queries seem to be describing something other than the mc
which I've known for years ?!

When I want to 'see the current-dir-size' I do:
<numPad+> <enter>
 and I see eg:
"2,977,685 bytes in 74 files"

Be carefull to 'deselect' them after this:<-Numpad> <enter>

If for some strange reason I wanted this shown as
<integer>.<decimalFraction> of Mb,
 perhaps I'd 'apropos calculate' to find a utility that calculates
 or just try to write a minimal bash-script, which I'd put in my
$PATH and name mbdir or even add the actions to the
<F2 menu>.

What the hell is a "tab" in the given context ?!

Re. losing the previously selected dir. when we branch-off to
do some sub-task, I just open another mc.
Since this is conceptually like sub-routineing, I suppose it would
be nice if we could just 'stack the dirs and pop them back'.
Which perhaps mc can already do.
It does so much which I'm only slowly discovering after years
of use.

Thanks for mc
  & thanks for Nortons Commander for establishing the original

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   1. Change get size output and goto other tab?
      (Andreas Jantvik Gyllenlid)
   2. Re: restarting in X Terminal (Pavel Tsekov)


Message: 1
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 18:29:23 +0100
From: Andreas Jantvik Gyllenlid <ajg inbox com>
Subject: Change get size output and goto other tab?
To: Midnight Commander <mc gnome org>
Message-ID: <20080308182923 10ca1114 MPU INTRANET>
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I want to be able to get the size of directories - and I know how to do
this (F9-letter C-Shift+i). This outputs it all in bytes, however.
It would be a lot more understandable to me if it outputted it in
megabytes instead...
Is there a way to change this?

Also, is there a way to "cd" to the location of the other tab?
I tried making a costum command "cd %D", but that didn't work.

And finally, can MC remember selected directories even though I enter
another directory? (file manager Gentoo can do this)
Example: I select a lot of folders to copy to my mp3-player - then I
feel I have to check the contents of one of the folders. I enter into
the folder - and when I come back out of it all my previous selections
are gone! I have to select it all over again...



Message: 2
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 13:35:29 +0200
From: Pavel Tsekov <ptsekov gmx net>
Subject: Re: restarting in X Terminal
To: MK <halfcountplus intergate com>
Cc: mc gnome org
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Sunday, March 2, 2008, 4:52:55 PM, you wrote:

I use mc in Terminal 0.2.6 under xorg ("Terminal -e mc"), but i know
this problem applies, eg. in xterms et. al.

If i quit out of X with mc on once, EVERY subsequent instance starts at
console size within the (much larger) terminal window, forcing me to

Every instance of which program ?

open a tab, start mc (which now starts proper size), and then close the

Do you mean that MC doesn't detect the terminal size properly ?

other tab. The (more) irritating part is that now the panel directory
does not count as the fresh tab directory...and this behavior does not
reset until i reboot, even if mc is cleanly exited a number of times.

I do not really understand what you are talking about.


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