Re: mc Digest, Vol 94, Issue 3

Hello Chris,

On Mon, 6 Feb 2012 10:21:21 +0200 chris glur <crglur gmail com> wrote:

Yes, knowing the link's size is useless.
But that's what `ls -l` shows.
And there's a problem if the the target is a dir or even a partition.
Perhaps this is a problem for Panelizing:--
<IF target is type:file THEN show target-size
  ELSE show zero>
I suspect the implementation is available via google
== Chris Glur.

When the target item is a directory, IMHO it should it should behave
like when it's not a symlink but a directory in the list, exactly how
mc does behave normally. It's just about cascading the size processing
and displaying it, whatever the target item is.

If some target item types are possibly difficult to handle, then they
should be ignored, it's not about asking mc to take risks or become
slow or buggy, it's about providing the user some pertinent
information, if possible or reasonable (better than the symlink size

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   1. Show symlink target size (wwp)


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Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 15:00:33 +0100
From: wwp <subscript free fr>
To: mc gnome org
Subject: Show symlink target size
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Hello there,

is there a way, an option or whatever I missed (using mc 4.8.1), that
would allow to see the target item size instead of the symlink itself's
size in files list? That matters in case of regular files of course.


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