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Re: [Ranger-users] "ranger dir1 dir2" should open 2 tabs

From: Sitaram Chamarty
Subject: Re: [Ranger-users] "ranger dir1 dir2" should open 2 tabs
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 01:44:41 +0530

On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM, Roman Z. <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 06:00:37PM +0530, Sitaram Chamarty wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 3:53 AM, Roman Z. <address@hidden> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 05:27:58AM +0530, Sitaram Chamarty wrote:
>> >> Hi Roman,
>> >>
>> >> Ranger continues to be totally awesome, but I'm wondering how
>> >> easy/difficult it would be to add functionality similar to "mc dir1
>> >> dir2".  That is, to me, an extremely common situation (often even "mc
>> >> . ~-").  And it's the one thing that in ranger is still a little more
>> >> combersome than mc.
>> >>
>> >> Thanks again for a great little tool!
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Sitaram
>> >>
>> >
>> > Sounds like a sane behaviour, I added it.  Thanks for the idea.
>> Thanks!  Works like a charm!  Now I'm many many times more productive,
>> since this was really a frequent use for me!
>> > Well, it isn't really your idea... Still, thanks for stealing the idea
>> > from midnight commander and telling me.  *hopes its not patented*
>> well mc is GPL and they're using it already so we ought to be safe :)
> Do you switch panes with TAB in mc too?  Then it's almost the same :)

Yes, and yes.

But it  goes beyond that.  One thing I thought I would not like too
much in the beginning was the fact that in ranger I cannot "see" the
other directory, because it's in a tab.  After a few days of use, I
find it doesn't bother me at all; in fact I now like this way better
-- you get to see the *content* of the current one, which is more
useful.  Also, seeing the other one can't have been any real use
because I haven't really missed it!

I'll tell you what is far and away the best feature of ranger for me
(apart from all the vi-keys): the fact that each dir keeps a separate
list of marked files.  It was **MADDENING** (sorry for the caps, thats
how strongly I feel about it) to mark a set of files for deletion or
other processing, and unthinkingly hit enter on a directory I am not
sure of to see what it contains, and when you come back up you've lost
all your marks.

> Btw. You replied to me, not the mailing list :P

oops -- must have hit the wrong key.  Added list to the CC this time.


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