[Pkg-mc-devel] Bug#714369: "mc dir1" does not always put cursor on dir1 panel

Dmitry Smirnov onlyjob at member.fsf.org
Sun Jun 30 07:32:28 UTC 2013

On Fri, 28 Jun 2013 23:44:50 Osamu Aoki wrote:
> make mc to focus on right side using c-u and exit
> $ cd ~
> $ mc /usr
> This used to show MC panels with focus on /usr on left side.  Now I get
> focus on my home directory on right side and non-focus on /usr on left
> side.  I.e., "mc dir1 dir2" always set left panel to dir1 and right
> panel to dir2 while focus remains to be the old one.
> mc should reset panel focus if argument is provided.

Sorry but I either don't understand the problem or unable to reproduce it.

When I run `mc /dir1` it opens (as expected) with active (focused)
left panel to "/dir1". If I start `mc /dir1 /dir2` then left panel get
focus as well, as expected.

I found the following corresponding upstream bug report:


I hope it can provide additional details regarding expected behaviour
or related configuration of "panels.ini".

> So this may be upstream 4.8.4 or 4.8.5 bug.

I'm not too sure -- do you think it could be an intentional change?


 Dmitry Smirnov
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