Bug or WAD? Midnight Commander F10 different in xterm than native or rxvt

Peter Farley pjfarley3@yahoo.com
Fri Jul 16 02:46:00 GMT 2010

--- On Tue, 7/13/10, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> From: Jon TURNEY
> Subject: Re: Bug or WAD? Midnight Commander F10 different in xterm than native or rxvt
> To: cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com
> Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 3:21 PM
> On 09/07/2010 07:58, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> > on my Win-XP SP2 under cygwin/X
> > MC with F10 exits in the current directory
> >
> > Peter,
> > as mc is an alias
> > alias mc='. /usr/share/mc/bin/mc-wrapper.sh'
> >
> > I guess that under X this wrapper is working
> > differently than under console
> Perhaps more likely, the alias isn't setup by the shell
> init scripts under xterm because of the way the xterm
> was started (which the OP hasn't said) (but is being
> setup for cmd.exe or rxvt)
> Note that it's impossible for mc to change the current
> directory of the parent shell without this alias.

For the record, the xterm I used for this test was the one started from the cygwin-X start menu item.

I still have not found the round tuits to compile a debugging version of MC to check this out in more detail, but I hope to do so sometime in the next 30 days (lots of RL intruding).

I will reply again when I have more information.

Thank you all for your advice and help.



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