[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#592941: Bug#592941: Bug#592941: mc: interrupted move causes duplicated files

Yury V. Zaytsev yury at shurup.com
Sun Aug 15 10:04:03 UTC 2010


On Sun, 2010-08-15 at 02:03 +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:

> The only choice that will complete the move is "All".  The other ones will
> leave the duplicates in the source dir.

Oh yeah, now I see what you are talking about. Yes, it leaves all the
files that haven't been overwritten in place and you have to delete them
manually. I never actually realized this, because I very seldom move
multiple folders and when you are moving just one folder you
subconsciously hit F8 afterwards.

> If you insist the current behaviour has a purpose, it would be better to at
> least give the user an option to clean up one way or the other.
> Kind of, but I'm surprised by this inconsitency between MC and other
> programs, including MC's own way of moving multiple files.

Well, you argument does not convince me, but what is clear at this point
is that it's a general issue with mc and definitively not the Debian

I am not qualified to make a final decision on what will be implemented
and what not, so I escalate this bug upstream and subscribe you to the
updates. If you manage not convince the developers that it should be the
way you want it to, good for you, bad for me :-)
Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev

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