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Midnight Commander (mc) Guide

Postby johnkora » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:43 pm

Midnight Commander (mc) Guide: Powerful Text based File Manager for Unix

GNU Midnight Commander (mc) is a powerful text based file manager for Unix. mc gives an jumpstart for Windows power-users who would like to transition to Unix. It also has several advanced features to keep experienced Unix users happy. mc can run from any Unix terminal. If your terminal can execute vi, you can execute mc to view the midnight commander user interface. Midnight commander supports mouse when you are running it under xterm

mc supports several virtual file systems (VFS) such as, tarfs to view the content of the several archive files (tar, tgz, bz2, rpm etc.) , ftpfs to browse FTP repositories of a remote server, fish to manipulate files on a remote server over ssh, undelfs to recover a deleted file

# yum install mc
Execute mc -V to see all compiled options on your midnight commander:

# mc -V
GNU Midnight Commander 4.6.1-pre1a
Virtual File System: tarfs, extfs, cpiofs, ftpfs, fish, undelfs
With builtin Editor
Using system-installed S-Lang library with terminfo database
With subshell support as default
With support for background operations
With mouse support on xterm and Linux console
With support for X11 events
With internationalization support
With multiple codepages support

2. Midnight Commander layout

Launch midnight commander user interface using one of the following methods:

# mc

# mc -a
[Note: If display lines are not drawn properly, use -a]

# mc -c
[Note: Option -c will display mc in color]
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Re: Midnight Commander (mc) Guide

Postby SIbinPhilip » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:56 pm

Hi John,

Really useful document. Thanks of the post.. It would be great if you post more documents as these.. :geek: :geek:
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