"not responding"

manual copy directory takes forever. is there a verbose flag so meld will report to cli that it’s actually doing something while UI is unresponsive?

Ideally meld just wouldn’t become unresponsive… but printing to terminal would likely just make it slower

(no idea if meld has such an option though)

We don’t have anything like this, no.

Without any additional information, it’s hard to say, but I would guess that we’re most likely copying large files around. Meld isn’t designed or optimised for copying large directory structures, so unfortunately it’s not surprising that it’s somewhat slow. The actual issue of providing progress feedback is very old (https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/meld/-/issues/19) and needs some substantial work on the underlying folder comparison IO system.

Cheers, makes sense.

Wrt the other thread, I do use rsync, but only when I know in advance what needs to be synced. A UI has advantages in some situations.

I also use meld for merging code, and it’s great! :slight_smile:

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