GNU Midnight Commander

Directory list:

build01 GNU mc compiled with gcc

Level of support

Tier 2 NSC has only limited experience with this software, but we will try to help as much as possible. We have ran some tests, for example, if the program comes with a test suite, but they may be far from exhaustive. We will try to install and test new versions, as soon as we can.

Please see the page describing our software support categories for more information.
You can also contact for further information.

The source code was downloaded from the MC home page on 2012–10–09.

Please see the release notes for more information. This version was installed because the CentOS-provided mc installation showed some irregularities.

How to use

Usually, “mc” is alias to the shell script. Check which version you are using by typing

$ which mc
alias mc='. /usr/libexec/mc/'

To change to using this version of MC, change the alias to:

alias mc="/software/apps/mc/"

You can put this in your .bashrc to make it permanent.

Build information

Compiled like this:

./configure --with-screen=ncurses --prefix=/software/apps/mc/

And the “make -j4”, which completed successfully on Triolith.


The internal checks passed (“make check”). And basic usability testing has been performed by three users.