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Old 07-06-2011, 09:17 AM   #1
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How to open files in MC as root without typing in their names?

Hello people!

So let's say I entered some dir in MC as a regular user and there is a file with very long name which is not convenient to spell and I want to edit it with nano as root. In this directory I type in a command "sudo nano [name]" and autocompletion doesn't work because the TAB key is for another purpose in MC. Can I insert a name of selected file without typing it in MC?
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Select the file and press Alt-Enter.
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I am not sure but this may help you lets suppose you have 3 long file name in the directory
1. trryskshsjdbfhsbhjbshjbgsjhbjshbgjhbsjgsgb.ext
2. trstyxbvjhbxkjvxjhbxhjbjxhbjxhjhbxvjhbjxhbjsgbsjhgbjshbgj.ext2
3. trysjhbjhsbgjhbsghjbsjbgjsbgjhbsjghbjsgjsjhbhjbsfhjbghjbsghjbgjshgbhjsbghjbjsghbghjbsjg.ext3

and you have to edit 3rd file then write command like this
sudo nano trys*t3
and if u have to edit 1st file then just this would be enough
sudo nano trr*
the wild character * does the rest.
Old 07-10-2011, 03:55 AM   #4
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Thanks rahulkya, first answer did the job.


mc, root, sudo

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