[Geany-devel] [PATCH] Behavior of opening filenames with colons from the command line

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Thu Aug 19 20:18:09 UTC 2010

On 20 August 2010 05:55, Colomban Wendling <lists.ban at herbesfolles.org> wrote:
> Le 19/08/2010 21:43, Lex Trotman a écrit :
>>>>> I mean, with the patch, Geany can be used transparently with files that
>>>>> have :nn suffixes -- apart using the :nn suffix to open at a given
>>>>> line/column that doesn't always do magic (but almost).
>>>>>> But maybe add a command line option to specify that the filename IS
>>>>>> suffixed with :line:col so you can still paste terminal output.
>>>>>> Perhaps -a and --at.
>>>>> Perhaps it's a possibility, yes -- even though I'd prefer to be able to
>>>>> set it as the default.
>>>> Just alias ga to geany --at & save even more typing ;-)
>>> Yeah true, didn't thought of it, that's not a big deal. I could even
>>> alias geany to geany --whatever not to heave to think of it -- just need
>>> to it.
>>> Then if everybody's OK with this (Nick, Enrico?), I could implement it
>>> -- or anybody else, don't mind ;)
>>> But -- stop me if I'm wrong -- perhaps the reverse can be fine too? say,
>>> setting $EDITOR to geany --no-whatever? Not sure it works nor it's
>>> better, just to suggest.
>> Well its possible too, sensible applications should accept $EDITOR
>> having options, but I would have $EDITOR point to a shell script which
>> runs Geany with the options just in case.  All possible, just more
>> trouble & then only allows one file.
> "then only allows one file." why? I don't see what would be the problem
> of something like this?
>  geany --some-option --no-whatever "$@"
> Should accept anything as arguments, one file, two files, options, ... no?

True too.


>> I don't really mind either way & as you are the one doing the work you
>> can choose.
> As already said, I just played with this after having seen a report, I
> personally don't mind to see the "bug" fixed, so as far as there is
> still a way to support these suffixes (which I mind about), I'll be fine.
> So I think other thoughts on this would be a plus; then I think I'll
> wait a little longer, hoping for other opinions.
> Regards,
> Colomban
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