Nautilus still doesn't do wildcards?

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Fri Aug 29 07:20:19 UTC 2003

On Thu, 2003-08-28 at 19:58, Thomas Dodd wrote:
> Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2003-08-27 at 19:42, Steve Bergman wrote:
> >>Am I the only one that wants to be able to type:
> >>
> >>./*.rpm  
> > It is not currently implemented no. Many people have wanted it, but a
> > lot of people want a lot of things, and I haven't gotten any patches for
> > it yet. It will get there eventually (although perhaps not exactly like
> > you described it).
> Is anyone, especially upstream developers, working on it?
> Is the a plan for nautilus, expected features and rought ideas on when 
> they will be worked on? Or is development of new features completly 
> random and hap-hazard?

I am the upstream maintainer. As expected the time I have to spend on it
depends on what else i have to do, and thus development of it is pretty
random and hap-hazard.

> On the subject of patches, how many people understand the working of 
> nautilus well enough to even attempt it? I dug into the smb:// code for 
> gnome-vfs once, and it was very non-linear. What functions would need 
> work to do get wildcards/filtering to work?

Understanding nautilus is not that hard, its just that not many people
work on it, so development takes time. Doing wildcard support in
nautilus does not involve touching gnome-vfs.

 Alexander Larsson                                            Red Hat, Inc 
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