Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Midnight Commander, or MC, is a file manager released under the GNU licence. Like every file manager, it enables the users to easily copy, move, delete and manage files and folders, having a full-screen text mode user interface. The latest version available is Midnight Commander 4.8.14, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
- Re-enable SMB support and re-added “use_correct_smb_conf_path.patch” to allow correct smb VFS configuration
- Disabled “disable_internal_editor.patch” to allow more sane default editor mcedit is comparable with default nano editor but have much more rich integration with mc
- Added 2 new patches forwarded to upstream: “add-support-for-internal-torrent-viewer-vfs.patch” to support torrent viewer/vfs
For detailed information about this release, see the changelog.
In this article I will show you how to install MC (Midnight Commander) 4.8.14 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Midnight Commnader 4.8.14 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivatives is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the mc package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install mc
Optional, to remove mc, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove mc