Re: [mu TECH] Midnight Commander's F3 View starts slow?

From: Alfie Costa (
Date: Tue Feb 15 2000 - 16:12:55 CET

On 15 Feb 00, at 8:29, Alfie Costa <> wrote:

> ...Another file, "mc.ext" sets how the F3 view command
> works by checking a file's extension.

Just checked, this mc.ext is the bottleneck. If mc.ext is moved to another
directory, so that mc can't find it, the F3 view command is fast.
On the down side, it causes mc to view all files as raw text, so no more

A layman's diagnosis of the symptoms... mc.ext has a 'type' option, which calls
the unix 'file' command. mu's 'file' is rustic, and mc.ext could be calling
'file' many times, so that it thrashes.

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