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 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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Is it possible (and how) make user customization for syntax highlighting in build-in Midnight Commander editor/viewer?

Recently I discover a power of MC to view/edit certain types of file. For example this: shell/.class View=%view{ascii} tmp=%p; javap -c ${tmp%%.class} from ~/.mc/bindings take me brief look ...
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How to display normal date-time in Midnight Commander?

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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Midnight Commander on OSX.Opening files

I am using Midnight Commander on Mac OS X (version 4.8.13). I have two problems and I would be very glad if you can help me: /opt/local/libexec/mc/ext.d/doc.sh: line 134: wvHtml: command not ...
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MC on Ubuntu: Save cursor in editor when leaving it

I am using midnight commander (mc) on ubuntu and have figured out that after editing or viewing a file and leaving it the cursor position is not saved after opening it once again. Does anybody know ...
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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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Midnight Commander function keys not working

I'm using Midnight Commander in a Mac Terminal. I'm using PC keyboard, so function keys work as F1-F12 keys, but they don't work in MC. I tested what character sequence is sent with each function key ...
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How do I get a proper subshell in mc's mcedit?

I can use the shell from mc when pressing Ctrl+O and when using Debian, I can also use that shortcut from mcedit. However, in Ubuntu, this will only show the shell but I cannot enter anything.
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midnight commander: VFS does not work for tar.xz

In my mc.ext I have following rule for tar.xz files: regex/\.t(ar\.xz|xz)$ Open=%cd %p/utar:// View=%view{ascii} xz -dc %f 2>/dev/null | tar tvvf - But, when I press Enter in mc on ...
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virtual filesystems appear to be limited on win32 build of Midnight Commander

I installed Midnight Commander 4.8.7 on my windows machine at work. 2 of the features that I would love to use are the virtual filesystems for zip files and ssh. But the only virtual filesystem that ...
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Midnight Commander copy/rename with replaced characters

I would like to copy/rename (F5/F6) with regex (regular expression) mask all the tagged files or directories with names containing space or á or é characters replaced with underscore and a and e ...
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midnight commander subshell - sharing a history file with the shell mc was started from

I am looking for a way to make midnight commander share its subshell history with the parent shell. To be more specific, when I start mc, open its subshell using Control+o and subsequently invoke a ...
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“TAB” key not working in mc

When I open mc, the tab key is not working. As soon as I press it, I completely lose control of mc. Even Ctrl+z do not work to get out and kill it. I need to open a second shell and kill it from ...
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mc-wrapper does not exit to MC_PWD directory

I recently installed openSUSE 13.1 and set up the mc in typical why by aliasing mc with mc-wrapper.sh to have it exit into the last working directory in mc instance. However this does not seem to be ...
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How do I hide files or directories from Midnight Commander browser based on their extension?

I would like to add some ignore filters for midnight commander, so it will not show me files that are not important, like Thumbs.db or .MacOSX. How can I obtain this behavior?
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change active directory viewed panel using user menu

I can switch the directory viewed actually in a panel of mc to other directory predefined in user menu file so: G Go to directory ABC cd ABC The directory is changed only in merged shell ...
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How to make one Midnight Commander tab a shell?

Is it possible to turn one (either left or right) tab of MC into a shell? So I can type command in shell and see a full output and see the directories and files at once?