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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 :)

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