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Midnight Commander 4.7.0-pre1

We have finally released the first preliminary release Midnight Commander 4.7.0-pre1!

This release incorporates many code refactoring changes, user interface improvements, numerous bugfixes and new features.


Major changes since 4.6.2:

Changes in the core

  • Native UTF-8 support;
  • Support for filename charset selection in panels;
  • Reworked 'Find File' dialog;
  • New unified search/replace engine with multiple search types: plain, wildcard, regexp and hex;
  • Extended 'Learn Keys' capability;
  • Locale-based codepage autodetection;
  • Initial support for Doxygen generated docs;
  • Build system updates (autoconf);
  • Translation updates;
  • Multiple x86_64 fixes.


  • Various editor enhancements (mark/move/copy/paste vertical blocks);
  • Multiple syntax file updates;
  • Source code navigation through ctags/etags TAGS files;
  • New option: 'Persistent selection';
  • Delete/Backspace? deletes selected block if 'Persistent selection' is off;
  • Ability to shift blocks to the right with Tab key and to the left with Complete key if 'Persistent selection' is off;
  • Show line numbers (optional);
  • Highlighting of tabs and trailing spaces (optional);
  • Added some hotkeys.


  • show free space on current file system
  • show size of selected files in mini-status bar


  • editor undo fixes
  • included many fixes from other distributions
  • fixed fish handling for symlinks and fancy names to be escaped
  • fixed fish permission checks that can be cause of segfault
  • various mc.ext fixes
  • commandline completion fixes (mainly, escaping hadling)
  • small fixes in history handling (locale independent .mc/history entries)
  • slow search in viewer (and we still have place to optimize it)
  • code cleanups, various memleak/etc fixes (many thanks to valgrind)