[Pkg-mc-devel] [Bug 31757] Re: mc external editor does not write changes on remote file systems

Yury V. Zaytsev yury at shurup.com
Tue Mar 5 19:12:31 UTC 2013

This bug has a correct association with upstream bug database. When it's
fixed this tracker will also receive a notification. If you have
patches, go talk to upstream about it. It's not a packaging bug, but a
genuine bug in mc.

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  mc external editor does not write changes on remote file systems

Status in Midnight Commander - text-mode file manager:
Status in “mc” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Editing text files on remote file systems using the system editor
  (vim), not the built in one, does not work as expected.

  The buffer with a temporary file is opened and changed, but not
  written to target leaving with ":wq" . This is tested on my box for
  ftp and fish.

  to get the effect do the following steps:

  if not already done prepare mc not to use built in editor.
  On an sshd running system establish a conection with:

  1. cd #sh:localhost:
  2. browse to an known file and open editor by pressing <F4>
  3. do some edit
  4. save an leave (use ":wq" on vim)

  Editor is quitting without error - now the file should be changed

  5. refresh window (ctrl+r)

  use <F3> to prove ==> file is _not_ changed an no error was given.

  This Bug was confirmed on german user Mailinglist

  "can reproduce on breezy"

  GNU Midnight Commander 4.6.1
  Version: 1:4.6.1-1ubuntu2~breezy1

  VIM - Vi IMproved 6.3 (2004 June 7, compiled Aug 22 2005 17:27:07)
  Version: 1:6.3-078+1ubuntu3


  07/09/10 - 10:52
  Bug reproduced on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
  External editor: "gedit"
  Connection: SSH
  Editor only edits and saves tmp file, that MC downloads from remote server. No changes are made to actual remote file.

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