Topic "Refresh for internal editor; remember files with session"

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JavaJosh

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Just got done using WinSCP for some serious DNS work. This would have been maddening without this great tool! This required many open files - it would be nice to be able to have a session that re-opens that set of files. [Corallary: permit bookmarking of files rather than just directories.]

At several points during testing I needed to view a log file. It would have been nice to just click "refresh" in the internal editor to get an update. This would function like a poor man's tail. Quite useful. [Currently the file can be closed and reopened.]

Last but not least, it would be nice to make "Edit" the default behavior for double clicking on remote files. [Currently one must right-click and then click "Edit" - the default behavior is "Open"]

P.S. It is very good that you allow anonymous posts for feature enhancements. Bravo!
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JavaJosh wrote:
Just got done using WinSCP for some serious DNS work. This would have been maddening without this great tool! This required many open files - it would be nice to be able to have a session that re-opens that set of files. [Corallary: permit bookmarking of files rather than just directories.]

Nice idea. But not easy to do. I have already following on the wishlist: command-line parameter to edit remote file. It may be a solution for you.

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At several points during testing I needed to view a log file. It would have been nice to just click "refresh" in the internal editor to get an update. This would function like a poor man's tail. Quite useful. [Currently the file can be closed and reopened.]

OK, added to wishlist Smile

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Last but not least, it would be nice to make "Edit" the default behavior for double clicking on remote files. [Currently one must right-click and then click "Edit" - the default behavior is "Open"]

See "Panels" tab of Preferences.
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prikryl wrote:
JavaJosh wrote:
Just got done using WinSCP for some serious DNS work. This would have been maddening without this great tool! This required many open files - it would be nice to be able to have a session that re-opens that set of files. [Corallary: permit bookmarking of files rather than just directories.]

Nice idea. But not easy to do. I have already following on the wishlist: command-line parameter to edit remote file. It may be a solution for you.


Perhaps it would, if combined with a batch file and/or a command line that can accept multiple file names. The file names would ideally be arbitrary - /etc/named and /var/named/mydomain.com.db for example.

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At several points during testing I needed to view a log file. It would have been nice to just click "refresh" in the internal editor to get an update. This would function like a poor man's tail. Quite useful. [Currently the file can be closed and reopened.]

OK, added to wishlist Smile


Thanks!

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Last but not least, it would be nice to make "Edit" the default behavior for double clicking on remote files. [Currently one must right-click and then click "Edit" - the default behavior is "Open"]

See "Panels" tab of Preferences.


I thought this one I might have overlooked. Thanks for the pointer in the right direction. The "Open" command is so erratic that I believe "Edit" should be the default setting.
JavaJosh

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This is 6 zone files and /etc/hosts



Wouldn't it be nice to not have to load all of that? Laughing
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Anonymous wrote:
prikryl wrote:
JavaJosh wrote:
Just got done using WinSCP for some serious DNS work. This would have been maddening without this great tool! This required many open files - it would be nice to be able to have a session that re-opens that set of files. [Corallary: permit bookmarking of files rather than just directories.]

Nice idea. But not easy to do. I have already following on the wishlist: command-line parameter to edit remote file. It may be a solution for you.


Perhaps it would, if combined with a batch file and/or a command line that can accept multiple file names. The file names would ideally be arbitrary - /etc/named and /var/named/mydomain.com.db for example.

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