Directory view of the Midnight Commander
|Maintainer||The Midnight Commander Team|
|developer||Miguel de Icaza|
( July 12, 2020 )
|operating system||Linux / Unix / Mac OS X , OS / 2 , Microsoft Windows|
|License||GPL ( Free Software )|
"I wanted to have a good file manager because I came from the DOS world, where there was a similar tool that was pretty good."
In earlier versions from 1999 to 2001, mc also had a graphical user interface gmc and was the first file manager of the Gnome project, but was considered very buggy. After the integration of Nautilus as the standard file manager in GNOME, the graphical functions were removed from mc. The lack of a GUI is also an advantage, as the mc can also be used on a target system via a Telnet or SSH connection (which runs in a console).
In the meantime, two Windows ports of the Midnight Commander have been implemented, but only mcwin32 will be further developed.
The development of the Midnight Commander stood still for several years before a group of programmers revived it in early 2009 and released version 4.6.2. Despite the relatively long period in which the project was not developed further, it is still widely used today.
- Nikolai Bezroukov: History of development of Midnight Commander. In: softpanorama.org. December 16, 2011, accessed September 20, 2014 .
- Release 4.8.25 . July 12, 2020 (accessed July 14, 2020).
- Yury V. Zaytsev: Midnight Commander 4.8.25 released . July 18, 2020 (accessed July 31, 2020).
- The mc Open Source Project on Open Hub: Languages Page . In: Open Hub . (accessed on September 5, 2018).
- Quoted from Glyn Moody: The Software Rebels. The success story of Linus Torvalds and Linux. Landsberg am Lech 2001, p. 363
- Midnight Commander for Windows. In: sourcefourge.net. Retrieved January 24, 2018 .
- Extended version based on the original port
- Julius Stiebert (Golem News): The Midnight Commander lives again on February 2, 2009