I sometimes start midnight commander as superuser with the command
sudo mc to do some operations on the current working directory as superuser.
But this results in ~/.mc having the wrong permissions, which I need to fix manually.
I accepted an answer. I want to further add, that .mc is a directory, so my solution goes like this:
$ cd ~ ~$ sudo chown -R mit.mit .mc ~$ chmod 775 .mc ~$ cd .mc ~$ chmod -R 664 .mc ~/.mc$ chmod 775 cedit
It seems not to be a good idea after installing mc to use sudo on its first start .