Re: folder browser: use file time + size rather than symlink's
=- Daniel Jacobowitz wrote on Mon 25.Jun'07 at 12:56:41 -0400 -=
> On Mon, Jun 25, 2007 at 05:57:45PM +0200, Rado S wrote:
> > =- Daniel Jacobowitz wrote on Sun 24.Jun'07 at 21:46:44 -0400 -=
> > > On Sun, Jun 24, 2007 at 05:55:39PM +0200, Rado S wrote:
> > > > when sorting folder lists (incl. "mailboxes") by size/time, a
> > > > symlink is listed with its own time/size rather than the file's it
> > > > is pointing to, which is not so useful. The attached patch keeps the
> > > > flag for the link but replaces time/size with that of the file.
> > >
> > > I'd actually think the other behavior was more useful...
> > When you save to a symlink-folder, the link's date+size shown in
> > browser doesn't change, but the file's it is pointing to. Why is
> > it more useful to only see the quasi static mtime of the symlink
> > and its static size when actually the file behind it changes?
> Sorry, I confused the file browser and the folder browser.
I was about to say "they're the same", but this reminded me that the
patch affects even attachment and all other directory listings.
Still I don't see any place _within mutt_ where returning the
link data is more useful than the destination the link points to.
All you need to know about a link is that it is a link,
while anything else is more interesting from the destination.
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