>> Doesn't sound too hard, maybe I give it a try before 1.6.0, but only if you promise to test it well ;)
Dude, I am hooked into ranger, I don't use anything else now as a file manager. I will test it really well, I am programmer and I respect responsive authors.
>>If you like it, I can make this the default behaviour.
That would be awesome. I don't really need to see files that are not covered with my search command.
>>It lacks libcolumbus support though.
Its not really important to support full library. Skipping letters is. I suggest implementation via regex. Its trivial and you can choose between several options:
If I type "npd"
1. Insert .* between each letter. ".*n.*p.*d.*"
2. Insert .* between each letter and use ^ before first. "^n.*p.*d.*" . Little more natural
3. Insert .* between each letter except first and the last: "n.*p.*d". This way I could type ^npd$ for instance if I want to. Sounds like the best option.
All 3 were implemented in QuickSearch eXtended for Total Commander on my suggestion several years ago and I can't live without it.
This would be really great to have in another mode so that one doesn't have to type f all the time (with option for automatic open on single match, I find it confusing now when it opens on its own, although I am trying to adapt). This option makes one browse over file system extremely fast, it feel like you are writing a poem. You can get anywhere as fast as you think.