Re: mc Digest, Vol 146, Issue 10

On Thu, 3 Nov 2016, solarflow99 wrote:

Could this explain it?

Most likely it can be simply explained by the fact that shell wrappers don't take effect until you re-login, so on a freshly installed system mc will not remember last directory right after installing the package.

Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 3:07 AM, A.J. Bonnema <gbonnema xs4all nl> wrote:
      On 10/15/2016 10:57 AM, Mike wrote:
            I've never met Peter Norton. I think I installed some Norton software in the 90s. I don't recall 
            about it or him so I have nothing to compare. I think there is a nc clone/wannabee out there 
            but mc is only similar by accident - the 2 panel thing. Apparently it is a "visual shell for *nix
            environments", not a "file manager", although I categorize it as one, like most users I think. 
            commander has its origins from the 90s too. It sucked far worse back then.

      Hey Mike,

      I used to love Norton Commander (nc) because of its function keys for copy and move in combination with 
      selection of files. Those are the traits that mc copied from norton and made me start using MC. 
Probably MC also
      copied the editting. In comparison to DOS at the time, Norton Commander was really a breeze of fresh 
air. He really
      thought things through. When I switched to Linux I went  to MC and never looked back. He also made 
other more
      system oriented software for windows, but I am getting OT now.

      Anyway, I like MC for the same reasons and especially for the reason it is reliable. With one exception 
      works as I expect it to. The exception is that sometimes the current directory is remembered when 
finishing MC, and
      sometimes it isn't and you end up in the original directory that you started MC. This usually happens 
after full
      upgrade or installing a new OS (Fedora -> Ubuntu or back)

      I haven't seen this for a while, so probably the setup of MC has improved. I work from Fedora 24 atm.

      Kind regards, Guus.

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