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Rename files in Midnight Commander properly

In Midnight Commander the move/rename operation is used with the same dialog.  But if you just want to rename a part of your filename you always have to rewrite the complete new filename into the dialog window.

Normally you press F6 to open the move/rename dialog.  That looks like this:

move/rename dialog with F6

You can now just start writing your new filename and it will be renamed.  But if you just want to rename a part of it you have to press Shift + F6 to get this dialog:

move/rename dialog with shift + F6

Now you can get to your desired position with the arrow keys and just rename the part of the filename you want.

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