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Re: [Nano-devel] [PATCH] AUTO_VIEW option

From: Benno Schulenberg
Subject: Re: [Nano-devel] [PATCH] AUTO_VIEW option
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:08:43 +0200

On Fri, Apr 17, 2015, at 16:14, Matteo Sasso wrote:
> when I open a read-only file in nano I never notice the warning in the
> status bar. I end up having to save to a different file, exit, su, mv.
> Every single time.

Yeah.  I don't often edit read-only files, but when, then I too
don't notice the warning.  Maybe we should add audio feedback
when the statusbar gives a warning?  And, since nano now has the
ability to colour things, maybe then the status bar should also
have a different colour?

> I wrote a patch to switch to VIEW_MODE automatically, which is a more
> obvious form of feedback. Should I post it to savannah?

Yes, please.  And inline it here too, if you wish: it will have some
more exposure and will be easier to review.

But... if nano automatically sets View mode when it reads a readonly
file, this also prevents saving the file under a different name.
Does your patch make an exception for ^O?  And does it set on a
per-file basis?  Or will all files be opened in View mode when one
of them is readonly?


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