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Re: zsh and MC was Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mc-4.6.0-1
- From: Pavel Tsekov <ptsekov at gmx dot net>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Thorsten Kampe <thorsten at thorstenkampe dot de>
- Date: Fri, 21 Mar 2003 22:38:22 +0100 (CET)
- Subject: Re: zsh and MC was Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: mc-4.6.0-1
On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Pavel Tsekov wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Peter A. Castro wrote:
> > > > 2. If you start mc under zsh in a *console* window with the command
> > > > prompt option, no prompt is shown - just the cursor:
> > > > "_" instead of "thorsten at freki% _"
> I found the reason. Now I should think about a fix :) I have something in
> mind but will take a day or two and maybe a discussion on the MC
> developers list.
> However here is short description of the problem for those interested.
Ok, I've raised the question on the MC developers list. It appears
that this is a known problem. From the MC's TODO list:
"Don't read prompt from the subshell, because it's unreliable. Interpret
environment variable MC_PS1 (or PS1) in the same way as bash."
I think the message is quite clear. So, I wonder if I should disable the
loading of the prompt until this feature becomes available... Or maybe
controlable with a command line option ? Any opinions ?
Otherwise I just have sit down and hope that there is not a large number
of people, which use "strange" prompts and MC :)
Of course there is no need to worry until I don't solve the "subshell
stays after MC exits" problem, because there is no subshell now :)