MC (Midnight Commander) is a text-mode full-screen file manager and visual shell. It provides a clear, user-friendly, and somewhat protected interface to a Unix system while making many frequent file operations more efficient and preserving the full power of the command prompt.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.
Download (FTP): ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/midnightcommander/mc-4.8.10.tar.xz
Download MD5 sum: 3d9c3777bb5c6e656792c1ef30f483b4
Download size: 2.1 MB
Estimated disk space required: 169 MB
Estimated build time: 0.7 SBU
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/MC
Install MC by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr \ --enable-charset \ --disable-static \ --sysconfdir=/etc \ --with-screen=ncurses && make
To test the results, issue:
Now, as the
make install && cp -v doc/keybind-migration.txt /usr/share/mc
option adds support to mcedit for editing files in
encodings different from the one implied by the current locale.
option places the global configureation directory in
option is only required if the optional S-Lang-2.2.4 package is not
parameter selects the screen library used by MC. S-Lang-2.2.4 is the default if found.
~/.config/mc directory and its
contents are created when you start mc for the first time. Then you
can edit the main
configuration file manually or through the MC shell. Consult the mc(1) man page for
On 8.x versions of mc, keybind
names used in mc.keymap.* files are changed. This is described
Last updated on 2013-09-05 10:23:42 -0700