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Bug 608560 - The -e argument in mc does not work.
The -e argument in mc does not work.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mc (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-06-28 02:26 EDT by bugzilla.redhat.com
Modified: 2013-07-02 19:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-09-07 05:19:21 EDT
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Description bugzilla.redhat.com 2010-06-28 02:26:58 EDT
Description of problem: 
Using mc with the -e argument, such as "mc -e somefile" brings you to the file browser instead of the editing interface even though the file exists in the current directory.

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How reproducible:
Happens every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enter a terminal (through X or a tty)
2. Run mc -e somefile where somefile is an existing file (either exact or relative path)
Actual results:
mc opens up to the file browser as if you ran mc with no arguments

Expected results:
mc should open up the file editor as is the case when you run "mcedit somefile"

Additional info:
Comment 1 Slava Zanko 2010-06-28 05:51:23 EDT
Thanks for bugreport. This was fixed in http://midnight-commander.org/ticket/2187

Jindrich, you may cherry-pick needed patch by command:

git diff  15fe01a..e14ddbd >mc-e.patch

and add it to exists 4.7.2 src.rpm. 

Or just wait for next release (4.7.3 will released near the 5'th of July)
Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2010-06-28 06:25:08 EDT
Slava, thanks for the quick action :)

I will wait for the next release and release update so that we can benefit from more fixes in 4.7.3. ... and I don't need to release updates twice ;)
Comment 3 bugzilla.redhat.com 2010-07-13 17:39:49 EDT
Any ETA on this?  It's hard to get used to using mcedit instead of mc -e after using mc -e for so many years. :-P
Comment 4 Jindrich Novy 2010-07-14 01:19:36 EDT
It is fixed by this update:


Just give it a positive karma so that it is pushed to stable repositories ASAP :)

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