[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#484890: mc: 'Find File' box layout vague; which options apply to which fields?
agcosta at gis.net
Sat Jun 7 09:11:01 UTC 2008
In 'Find File', it's unclear that the "case Sensitive" and "Regular
expression" boxes apply only to the 'Content' field. Example:
+----------------- Find File ------------------+
| Start at: /bin/_________________________ [^] |
| Filename: BASH__________________________ [^] |
| [x] Find recursively |
| Content: ______________________________ [^] |
| [ ] case Sensitive |
| [x] Regular expression |
| [< OK >] [ Tree ] [ Cancel ] |
The search returns nothing, which some users don't expect, since "case
Sensitive" is unchecked. Since 'Filename' field does process command line
wildcards, (e.g. "[^d]ash" would return 'bash'), it's natural to
suppose that regex could be an option.
'man mc' doesn't describe which pattern matching character sets
man mc | grep -n -A 4 "Find File" | head -n 6
874: Find File
875: The Find File feature first asks for the start directory for the search
876- and the filename to be searched for. By pressing the Tree button you
877- can select the start directory from the directory tree figure.
879- The contents field accepts regular expressions similar to egrep(1).
1) Add regex & case sensitive searching for 'Filename'.
(It would be useful.)
2) Or graphically segregate the 'Content' field
and its options in a surrounding sub-box; and add
text to 'man mc' explaining how 'Filename'
accepts command line wildcards only.
Hope this helps...
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968) (ignored: LC_ALL set to C)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages mc depends on:
ii libc6 2.7-12 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libglib2.0-0 2.16.3-2 The GLib library of C routines
ii libgpmg1 1.20.3~pre3-3.1 General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii libslang2 2.1.3-3 The S-Lang programming library - r
mc recommends no packages.
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