Bug 985583 - Midinght Commander switches back to homedir during directory operations
Midinght Commander switches back to homedir during directory operations
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
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Reported: 2013-07-17 15:48 EDT by Ali Akcaagac
Modified: 2014-02-05 17:08 EST (History)
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Description Ali Akcaagac 2013-07-17 15:48:09 EDT
Description of problem:

This effect appeared nearly one year ago now and finally I found the time to report this behaviour in hope that someone may be able to review and fix it. Midnight Commander switches back into homedirectory after some file operations. This may affect F17/18/19.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Midnight Commander 4.8.7

How reproducible:
It's always reproducable

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Midnight Commander
2. In the left or right pane move for example to /usr/share/icons
3. In the menu press "find file" and enter the search pattern "*flash-pl*" and press return. You don't search for file contents, just for file names. Please make sure you have flash-player (flash-plugin) installed. This is just an example.
4. You get a list of 5 finds in an dialog and now you press "l" to Panelize these items.
5. Now you have these 5 elements in either the left of right panel as items.
6. press "shift *" to select all elements, then "ctrl-x o" to change owner. Do some changes e.g. root.root and then "set all" by pressing "a".
7. press "shift *" to select all elements, then "ctrl-x o" or "ctrl-x c". As you realize, nothing get selected. No dialog pops up nothing happens.
8. Going to ".." in the top of the left or right panel gets you in your homedir. Regardless where you have been before.

Actual results:

Expected results:
1. pressing "shift *" to select all elements should also repeadly allow pressing "ctrl-x o" or "ctrl-x c" or whatever to allow further file manipulation process on these items.
2. going to ".." shouldn't get you in your homedir. It should land in the previous directory before the search.

Additional info:
Look in older midnight commander versions 4.6.x for example. There it should still work properly.
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