mid9 commander ?
Chris F.A. Johnson
chris-E7bvbYbpR6jSUeElwK9/Pw at public.gmane.org
Fri Nov 20 16:03:13 UTC 2009
On Fri, 20 Nov 2009, Matt London wrote:
> Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 09:10:28AM -0500, Matt London wrote:
> >> I remember setting a whole bunch of custom stuff up in mc back in the
> >> 90s and from looking now, it doesn't seem to have changed all that much.
> >> I don't know if it does mime-type checking, but it does look at file
> >> extensions.
> >> Check out /usr/share/mc/mc.ext (at least it's /usr/share/mc/ on SLED) -
> >> it specifies how to treat different file types.
> > I guess it really is a clone of a dos application. Bugs and stupid
> > designs and all. :)
> Yup - but Norton Commander was a damn handy DOS application which a lot
> of people used and mc has been around for an awfully long time - it's
> just not changed all that much :)
On a systems without any serious command-line tools, it made sense.
On a real OS, it doesn't.
mc has all of the drawbacks of a GUI with none of the advantages.
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