[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#689258: Does not display content of symlinked .diff.gz files

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at member.fsf.org
Sun Sep 30 23:30:20 UTC 2012

On Mon, 1 Oct 2012 06:58:02 Luca Falavigna wrote:
> mc is not able to inspect a symlink pointing to a .diff.gz file (it is
> considered empty). Contents are displayed if inspecting the original file.

Sorry I can't understand the problem.

Probably you have symlink that have a different name, for example without 
diff.gz in which case a different handler will be used to view the file 
This is expected and actually quite useful: imagine you want to inspect .patch 
or .diff file using MC but as we know some packages have patches in 
debian/patches without \.(patch|diff) extension so direct inspection won't 
work. To override you can make a symlink, for example

    fix_ftbfs --> fix_ftbfs.patch

and then inspect "fix_ftbfs.patch" symlink to get desirable result.

Does it make sense?

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