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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY mc-download-http "http://ftp.midnight-commander.org/mc-&mc-version;.tar.xz">
8 <!ENTITY mc-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/midnightcommander/mc-&mc-version;.tar.xz">
9 <!ENTITY mc-md5sum "57209d138c0adcb9ea01dfe6bbb4cb87">
10 <!ENTITY mc-size "2.4 MB">
11 <!ENTITY mc-buildsize "179 MB (with tests)">
12 <!ENTITY mc-time "1.0 SBU (with tests)">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="mc" xreflabel="MC-&mc-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="mc.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>MC-&mc-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="mc">
26 <primary sortas="a-MC">MC</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to MC</title>
31
32 <para><application>MC</application> (Midnight Commander) is a text-mode
33 full-screen file manager and visual shell. It provides a clear,
34 user-friendly, and somewhat protected interface to a Unix system while
35 making many frequent file operations more efficient and preserving the
36 full power of the command prompt.</para>
37
38 &lfs81_checked;
39
40 <!--<note><para>The download site uses a self-signed security certificate.
41 You will need to accept it as valid to get the source code.</para></note>-->
42
43 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
44 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
45 <listitem>
46 <para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&mc-download-http;"/></para>
47 </listitem>
48 <listitem>
49 <para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&mc-download-ftp;"/></para>
50 </listitem>
51 <listitem>
52 <para>Download MD5 sum: &mc-md5sum;</para>
53 </listitem>
54 <listitem>
55 <para>Download size: &mc-size;</para>
56 </listitem>
57 <listitem>
58 <para>Estimated disk space required: &mc-buildsize;</para>
59 </listitem>
60 <listitem>
61 <para>Estimated build time: &mc-time;</para>
62 </listitem>
63 </itemizedlist>
64
65 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">MC Dependencies</bridgehead>
66
67 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
68 <para role="required">
69 <xref linkend="glib2"/> and
70 <xref linkend="pcre"/>
71 </para>
72
73 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Recommended</bridgehead>
74 <para role="recommended">
75 <xref linkend="slang"/>
76 </para>
77
78 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
79 <para role="optional">
80 <xref linkend="doxygen"/>,
81 <xref linkend="gpm"/>,
82 <xref linkend="samba"/>,
83 <xref linkend="unzip"/>,
84 <xref linkend="x-window-system"/>, and
85 <xref linkend="zip"/>
86 </para>
87
88 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
89 <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/MC"/></para>
90
91 </sect2>
92
93 <sect2 role="installation">
94 <title>Installation of MC</title>
95
96 <para>Install <application>MC</application> by
97 running the following commands:</para>
98
99<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr \
100 --sysconfdir=/etc \
101 --enable-charset &amp;&amp;
102make</userinput></screen>
103
104 <para>To test the results, issue: <command>make check</command>.
105 One test concerning rpm files fails.</para>
106
107 <para>Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:</para>
108
109<screen role="root"><userinput>make install &amp;&amp;
110cp -v doc/keybind-migration.txt /usr/share/mc</userinput></screen>
111
112 </sect2>
113
114 <sect2 role="commands">
115 <title>Command Explanations</title>
116
117 <para><parameter>--sysconfdir=/etc</parameter>: This switch places the
118 global configureation directory in <filename
119 class="directory">/etc</filename>.</para>
120
121 <para><parameter>--enable-charset</parameter>: This switch adds support
122 to <command>mcedit</command> for editing files in encodings different
123 from the one implied by the current locale.</para>
124<!-- currently broken
125 <para><parameter>- -with-screen=ncurses</parameter>: This switch
126 selects the screen library used by <application>MC</application>. It is only
127 required if the optional <xref linkend="slang"/> package is not installed
128 which is the default if found.</para>
129-->
130 </sect2>
131
132 <sect2 role="configuration">
133 <title>Configuring MC</title>
134
135 <sect3 id="mc-config">
136 <title>Config Files</title>
137
138 <para><filename>~/.config/mc/*</filename></para>
139
140 <indexterm zone="mc mc-config">
141 <primary sortas="e-AA.config/.mc/*">~/.config/.mc/*</primary>
142 </indexterm>
143
144 </sect3>
145
146 <sect3>
147 <title>Configuration Information</title>
148
149 <para>The <filename class="directory">~/.config/mc</filename> directory and
150 its contents are created when you start <command>mc</command> for the
151 first time. Then you can edit the main <filename>~/.config/mc/ini</filename>
152 configuration file manually or through the <application>MC</application>
153 shell. Consult the mc(1) man page for details.</para>
154
155 <note><para> On 8.x versions of <application>mc</application>,
156 keybind names used in mc.keymap.* files are changed. This is
157 described in <filename>keybind-migration.txt</filename>.</para></note>
158
159 </sect3>
160
161 </sect2>
162
163 <sect2 role="content">
164 <title>Contents</title>
165
166 <segmentedlist>
167 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
168 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
169 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
170
171 <seglistitem>
172 <seg>mc and the symlinks mcdiff, mcedit and mcview</seg>
173 <seg>None</seg>
174 <seg>/etc/mc and /usr/{libexec,share}/mc</seg>
175 </seglistitem>
176 </segmentedlist>
177
178 <variablelist>
179 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
180 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
181 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
182
183 <varlistentry id="conssaver">
184 <term><command>cons.saver</command></term>
185 <listitem>
186 <para>is used internally by <command>mc</command> for saving and
187 restoring the text behind the panels on Linux text console.</para>
188 <indexterm zone="mc conssaver">
189 <primary sortas="b-conssaver">cons.saver</primary>
190 </indexterm>
191 </listitem>
192 </varlistentry>
193
194 <varlistentry id="mc-prog">
195 <term><command>mc</command></term>
196 <listitem>
197 <para>is a visual shell.</para>
198 <indexterm zone="mc mc-prog">
199 <primary sortas="b-mc">mc</primary>
200 </indexterm>
201 </listitem>
202 </varlistentry>
203
204 <varlistentry id="mcdiff">
205 <term><command>mcdiff</command></term>
206 <listitem>
207 <para>is an internal visual diff tool.</para>
208 <indexterm zone="mc mcdiff">
209 <primary sortas="b-mcdiff">mcdiff</primary>
210 </indexterm>
211 </listitem>
212 </varlistentry>
213
214 <varlistentry id="mcedit">
215 <term><command>mcedit</command></term>
216 <listitem>
217 <para>is an internal file editor.</para>
218 <indexterm zone="mc mcedit">
219 <primary sortas="b-mcedit">mcedit</primary>
220 </indexterm>
221 </listitem>
222 </varlistentry>
223
224 <varlistentry id="mcview">
225 <term><command>mcview</command></term>
226 <listitem>
227 <para>is an internal file viewer.</para>
228 <indexterm zone="mc mcview">
229 <primary sortas="b-mcview">mcview</primary>
230 </indexterm>
231 </listitem>
232 </varlistentry>
233
234 </variablelist>
235
236 </sect2>
237
238</sect1>
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