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Midnight Commander (mc)

Open drop-down box To open a drop-down box (like those on the FTP link… dialog), press Alt+H. ZIP contents not shown The later versions of unzip have a slightly different output format but the uzip-module still expects the old one. To fix this, edit the file /usr/share/mc/extfs/uzip (as root) and change the line to Highlighter… Read More »

MC Startup Delay

If Midnight Commander needs several seconds to startup, check the interfaces line in your smb.conf. According to this page, the built-in Samba code of mc is outdated and doesn’t recognize device names like eth0 or lo as the newer smbclient does. So it tries to resolve those into IPs which takes ages until they time… Read More »