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Re: Fellow n00b note

Subject: Re: Fellow n00b note
From: Anton Monroe
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 04:18:47 -0500
On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 05:31:51PM +0000, Reynir Stefansson wrote:
> Yo! If you're gonna be as stupid as me and run with multiple versions of 
> 'mc' on the same box, keep track of which one is the really installed 
> one (in my case, a minimally-patched 4.6.1).

I patched src/textconf.c so 'mc --version' reports itself as something like
   "GNU Midnight Commander 2007-03-09-18, irresponsibly hacked by Anton 

If you need a constant reminder, put something like this in ~/.mc/bashrc
   # show MC version in prompt:
   export MCversion=$(/proc/${PPID}/exe --version | grep GNU | sed -e "s/GNU 
Midnight Commander //g")
   export PS1="[MC-$MCversion]\w> "

But it makes for a rather long prompt string. I suppose you could put
some short identifying string in the output of 'mc --version' and grep
for that.

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