Re: MUlinux: mc, ~vi, fax

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Sat Mar 16 2002 - 13:41:00 CET

On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 02:12:59PM +0200, nicely wrote:

> I'm trying to setup/use the fax application.

Sorry. The fax script is such old, that I forget all about it :-(

> 2. Which editor does mc use (default), so that I can use it
> by replacing 'vi' with <newEditor's path> in /usr/bin/fax.
> I hate vi !! Or how else should I replace vi in the fax appl ?

/usr/bin/vi is only a wrapper script; it call the EDITOR command.
EDITOR variable is defined in setup/misc. Using "setup -f misc" you
can define your default editor for every application.

> 3. mc cloned from the famous DOS Norton commander is IMO one
> of the best application ever, and mulinux seems to follow a
> similar approach: menu driven.
> But a usefull facility of 'normal' mc doesn't work properly:
> finding a text-string in a rooted (sub)tree of files ?
> eg. by: F9 -> C -> f -> fill in 3 args:Start at, Filename, Content.
> File(s) can be found for a given Filename and (sub tree root)/start.
> But my mulinux can't find files containing the 'Content'.
> Other versions of linux do find the set of files containing the string.

I do not know how MC performs the searching. I never use it. Maybe,
using some external program like grep/find? If yes, we have some
problem, because grep/find in muLinux (with only floppy #1) doesn't
react as usual (they are simple emulations)


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