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Re: mc doesn't like underscores in dir name

Subject: Re: mc doesn't like underscores in dir name
From: Jindrich Novy
Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 18:25:03 +0200
Hi Helmut,

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  
> 11.0).
> 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  
> directory.
> 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!
> Helmut
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