the problem is caused by bad substitution of directory names by codes in
octal form, which is fixed by:
so if your distribution contains mc compiled from CVS snapshot prior to
May 8 2006, it is likely broken. Any later version doesn't seem to have
this problem any more.
On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 17:57 +0200, Helmut Hullen wrote:
> Hallo, mc,
> I'm working with mc 4.6.1 on some slackware installations (10.x and
> As described in <[email protected]>
> (de.comp.os.unix.linux.misc) I've problems with dir names and file names
> containing underscores under slackware 11.0.
> mkdir -p /tmp/s_t
> starting mc, going into /tmp - that's ok
> going onto "s_t" and pressing "enter" shows a warning, but mc goes into
> the directory.
> touch a_b
> and mc jumps one dir higher ("/tmp") and makes this file in this
> Editing "a_b": no problem.
> Deleting "/tmp/s_t": no problem.
> The same steps under slackware 10.x: no problem.
> Another guy reports the same problem with openSUSE 10.2 x86_64 and i586
> with mc-4.6.1-63.5.
> How can I get a better working mc?
> (please excuse my gerlish!)
> Viele Gruesse!
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