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-8.0 platform.
Download (HTTP): http://ftp.midnight-commander.org/mc-4.8.19.tar.xz
Download (FTP): ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/midnightcommander/mc-4.8.19.tar.xz
Download MD5 sum: 57209d138c0adcb9ea01dfe6bbb4cb87
Download size: 2.4 MB
Estimated disk space required: 179 MB (with tests)
Estimated build time: 1.0 SBU (with tests)
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/MC
Install MC by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr \ --sysconfdir=/etc \ --enable-charset && make
To test the results, issue: make check. One test concerning rpm files fails.
Now, as the
make install && cp -v doc/keybind-migration.txt /usr/share/mc
switch places the global configureation directory in
switch adds support to mcedit for editing files in
encodings different from the one implied by the current locale.
~/.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 2017-03-06 14:31:11 -0600