Re: mc Digest, Vol 113, Issue 4

I'm reminded of the <pan Newsreader Mail-list> which had waves of
arbitrary feature requests. Yesterday , when I tried again after
years to use it; the chaotic, apparent random controls arrangement
struck me..

mulinux from the 90s [linux on a single fd0] had a Mail/News program
like `pine` but PROPERLY stuctured:--
 headers ....
 articles ...
You could say that Server/s is higher-up in the heirarchy, but that's
seldom adjusted, so it's an exception.

Similarly `links` is an improvement of the american randon-chaos
design of `lynx`.

These Xmas-tree-like M$-utilities come from adding facilities later,
instead of being built to a sound design - from the start.

`mc` is based on the decades old *proven* NC design. Don't break it!
Although wouldn't it be better if:
* editor: Ctl-F *appended* instead of possibly over-writing a file: like NC.
* repeated view & search in files defaulted to the previous search args.

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   1. Re: Suppress directory not empty message (Marco)


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 17:32:33 +0200
From: Marco <lists homerow info>
To: mc gnome org
Subject: Re: Suppress directory not empty message
Message-ID: <20130904153233 GC27101 homerow>
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On 2013?08?05 Marco wrote:

When deleting a directory tree mc displays the following message:

  Delete directory "<directory>"?

  [Yes] [No]

I hit ?Yes?, then another message pops up:

  Directory not empty.
  Delete it recursively?

  [Yes] [No] [All] [None] [Abort]

I hit ?All? since I want to delete the entire tree. This is very
cumbersome. Is is possible to suppress both messages entirely or at
least suppress the second message?

Is it possible to suppress the deletion window displaying the
deleted files list with the [Skip] [Abort] buttons as well? Since
the deletion/copy/move processes often take several minutes, mc
becomes totally unusable until those operations are finished. The
only way to continue working is to open up a second mc instance.

I couldn't find anything relevant in the manual.

So apparently there is no way of suppressing those messages?

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