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My MC displays modification date time in very strange manner. Sometimes it displays date+year and sometimes it displays date+time. Unpredictable.

How to make it display something predictable?

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timeformat_recent=%d.%m.%y %H:%M
timeformat_old=%d.%m.%y %H:%M

to [Misc] section of ini file didn't help.

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It probably tried to copy the format used by ls (which displays the year for files older than 6 months), but didn't quite succeed. – grawity May 27 '13 at 21:11
It displays the year for some recent files too... – Dims May 27 '13 at 21:15

Midnight Commander's new settings location:


Your settings was tested and worked as expected.

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This is not an answer to the original question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. – DavidPostill Nov 26 '14 at 17:45
I had the same issues, made modifications to the file described (~/.config/mc/ini) and it worked. Old location of ini-file was ~/.mc/ini. Stale file after upgrade? – Magnus Nov 27 '14 at 0:48

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