Ticket #92 (closed defect: invalid)

Opened 6 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

awkward behavior with simple command

Reported by: guest Owned by: TomPh
Priority: minor Component: main application
Version: 0.6.0 Severity: annoyance
Keywords: command confirmation Cc:


With Ubuntu and your 0.6.2 version, if I go to the emelfm2 command line and type:
“cp -i file file_1”, and file_1 already exists, then the bottom pane says “overwrite?”, but if you then type “y” on the command line, then bottom pane says “failed to execute child process y”

This problem can be avoided by opening a terminal and doing “cp” from there, but should that really be necessary?

Change History

Changed 6 months ago by TomPh

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to invalid

Short answer: y<Shift><Enter>

Long answer: emelFM2 is designed to work with any number of running commands, in parallel. To communicate to any of them, you need to specify which one, usually by prepending its PID to the entered command (e.g. 27133:y) or 0:y applies to the last-started command (and <Shift><Enter> effectively replicates this). You can enter the pid manually of course, or select from a running-children-menu, popped up by <Alt><Insert>.

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