On Sat, 6 Mar 2010, Reynir Stefansson wrote:
If I start a search *at* the beginning of a file and it proves futile,
why would I want to search again *from* the beginning?
Indeed. For that matter, why would I want to continue a search after
finding one or more occurrences of the search string, and then have it
automatically loop back to the top of the file and find the first
occurrence a second time? I would find it more logical, understandable,
and actually useful if search would start at the top of the file, progress
downward as the search for the same string is repeated, and quit when it
reaches the bottom of the file. It appears to me from several recent uses
that it is in fact looping around to the top of the file, which is a bit
I am aware that some other search functionality acts this way, for
example in Firefox it does loop around. But Midnight Commander is not
Firefox and is not used for the same purposes.
BTW, whoever fixed the bug about "persistence" of a search from one file
to another does get my thanks! The latest version of MC that I got now
will keep the same search instead of forcing one to re-type it every time.
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