#45 progress info

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2004-12-12
2004-12-12
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It would be helpful sometimes (especially when moving or copying bigger files) to have some kind of progress info. You may choose yourself if you want only to present the user with a percent number, estimated time etc. or even a progress bar.

Since most other file managers got them, they shouldn't be too hard to implement.

Discussion

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    In Version 2.1.5, a progress bar was introduced, but it only showed the effort for multiple files. It would be nice to show the progress on actions handling big files, too.

    Keep up the great work!

     
  • Stephen Watson
    Stephen Watson
    2005-05-21

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    Not possible currently as the actual copy operation is
    farmed out to the 'cp' program and that doesn't give feedback.

    We also don't want to spend more time telling the user about
    the state of the copy operation than we do the actual copying...

     
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    It would be easy enough to spawn another process which is looking at the new file while copying and displays those informations to the user if wanted (configurability rules).

    Greetings, Alex