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I use MC on Windows and Linux and would like to use it on my Mac. Can someone point me to an URL where I can download a binary setup/install?

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I always suggest visiting the site for the product before doing anything else. The Midnight Commander Site is here. Yes, they do link off to that other site for the Mac version, but it's useful to know what is and isn't available. –  user194275 Jan 31 '13 at 13:34

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I don't know of any official binary distribution of MC for 10.6, but like other Free / Libre / Open Source Software, it can be installed by MacPorts or Fink. I prefer MacPorts:

  1. Install MacPorts.
  2. sudo port install mc

Update many weeks later: In someone else's answer to another question, I found a site that does binary distributions of many open source packages for Mac OS X. I'd never heard of the site before so I don't know how reputable/trustworthy they are, but here's their binary distro of Midnight Commander for Mac OS X:

http://rudix.org/packages-mn.html#mc

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+1 For macports! Works perfectly –  Dmitri Farkov Jul 13 '12 at 17:33
    
sudo port install mc throws errors, doesn't install correctly. –  Czarek Tomczak Feb 12 at 22:08
    
@CzarekTomczak Adding that comment here is not going to help anyone. Ask it as a Question or something. Include all the error message output. –  Spiff Feb 12 at 22:33

It's also available for Homebrew which is a neat and clean alternative to Ports or Fink. You might want to check it out.

To install Midnight Commander with Homebrew, type :

brew install mc
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You can download universal binary installer package from this link: http://louise.hu/poet/?tag=mc

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