Midnight commander is a dual paned, curses based file manager with a text user interface, inspired by Norton Commander

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Midnight Commander: configure coloring of file names

Is it possible to configure the Midnight Commander (Ubuntu 10.10) to show certain file and directory names differently, e.g. all hidden (starting with a period) using gray color?
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sudo midnight commander

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,...
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How to adjust display of midnight commander in kitty?

When I connect to ubuntu from kitty (a putty clone) it looks like this: How do I fix the display?
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How can I get all of my keys and mouse to work using Midnight Commander on OSX?

I used port to install it and I figured out how to fix home/end/pgup/pgdn in the terminal preferences, but still, none of the keypad keys work. the mouse doesn't work. Any assistance would be ...
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Installing Midnight Commander from sources (no root privileges)

I tried to configure ./configure --prefix=/localfolder glib-2.26.1/ make make install but it fails at make stage. trying to configure mc-4.6.1/ and make doesn't obviously work. What are the steps ...
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midnight commander : how to invoke drop down on directory history list

I use mc 4.1.36 (C) ported to windows(I use Vista). I would love to be able to navigate through the list of directories that I've previously visited using the drop-down except that I don't know how to ...
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Cannot use F10 key in Midnight commander running in OS X's terminal

I connect to my server from Terminal in Mac OS X 10.5. When I run Midnight Commander there I cannot use function keys like F10 to close MC even I cannot use mouse to control MC. Any idea why function ...
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How to use graphical line drawing characters with Midnight Commander on OS X under ssh?

I discovered that when I do ssh to a machine using OS X 10.6 and use mc I do not see the graphical line drawing characters. This does not happen if I open terminal and start mc. I'm connecting using ...
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How do I change the view in Midnight Commander?

I have been using Midnight Commander for a while and I have always been able to view the contents of a directory in each panel. I made some change that now the left panel shows the contents of the ...
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How to enable gedit editor in midnight commander?

How can I set gedit to be default editor in mc? When I hit F4, gedit should be used rather than mc's default editor.
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OS X: what Norton Commander clone you can suggest [closed]

On Windows I'm addicted to Altap Salamander. I've tried a couple of OS X alternatives, e.g. Midnight Commander. Yes, they are better than plain command line or Finder, but can't compare with Altap ...
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Can I bind F4 to 'emacs -nw' in mc?

It seems it' ok to use 'EDITOR=emacs',it open GUI emacs. If I use 'EDITOR=emacs -nw', it fails.
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Is it possible to insert separator in midnight commander menu?

everyone! I want to insert some items into mc menu (which is opened by F2) grouped together. Is it possible to insert some sort of separator before them or put them into some submenu?
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Midnight Commander Woes: Output while panels are active, and tab completion

I'm trying out midnight commander (loved Norton back in the day!) and I'm finding two things hard to work out. I'm curious if there's ways around this or not however. 1) If the panels are active and ...
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Midnight Commander (MC) installer for Mac OS X

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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Problem with arrow keys in Midnight Commander under Mac OS X after update to 10.6.3

After updating Mac OS X to 10.6.3 the arrow keys do not work in MC anymore - instead of moving the cursor it types, for instance, B for down key, C for right key. Although, if I quit MC and try it in ...
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How can I start Norton Commander on Windows 7?

Is it installed by default? If yes, how can i started it. If no, how can I installed it? ADDED: I need something free.
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Midnight Commander: how to enable find-as-you-type behavior

Ok, I just need Total Commander 'quick search' feature.
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How to build mc for kubuntu without root access?

mc (Midnight Commander) in Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) has a problem accessing .zip and other archives as a virtual file system. It has to do with a changed format of the output from unzip. ...
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Cannot install mc using apt-get

I'm trying to install mc using apt-get: apt-get install mc ... and get the following error: Failed to fetch http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mc/mc_4.6.2-2_i386.deb 404 Not Found [...
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Default key-binding to clear the command line

What is the default keybinding under Midnight Commander for clearing the command line at the bottom ? ( not the one you get with Ctrl-O, but the one-line prompt )
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Default Midnight Commander key binding for “change-directory”

What is the default key binding in Midnight Commander to open a dialog box asking for the target directory ?