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Welcome to the Midnight Commander Development Center

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Introduction

GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software. It's a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees, search for files and run commands in the subshell. Internal viewer and editor are included.

Midnight Commander is based on versatile text interfaces, such as Ncurses or S-Lang, which allows it to work on a regular console, inside an X Window terminal, over SSH connections and all kinds of remote shells.

This site hosts the new home of the Midnight Commander. Due to the recent restructuring of the development team, the main project repository was moved from Savannah to this new Git repository.

Development team (active developers only); Contributors.

Documentation

At the moment, unfortunately, Midnight Commander lacks a comprehensive set of documentation covering its common features and various best practices. A project is under way to create such a documentation. Currently we are gathering various bits of information which would be later converted to a more suitable format (DocBook?, ...?) in the wiki. Any help would be gladly appreciated.

Please check out the drafts of the documentation project.

Developers mailing lists

mc-devel (at) gnome (dot) org

Mailing list for the development-related discussions:

mc-commits (at) googlegroups (dot) com

Mailing list reserved for the applied commits into master/mc-4.6 branches only (suitable for use as RSS):

mc-bugs (at) googlegroups (dot) com

Mailing list reserved for the ticket and comment notifications only (suitable for use as RSS):

Mailing list for the users

mc (at) gnome (dot) org

Other resources

mc-dev (at) conference.jabber.org

This is your English-speaking jabber room.

Download

A list of the latest releases is available here. If you are interested in helping with the development please also have a look at our Git repository. In order to check out the repository tree use the following commands:

We also have an autosyncing Git mirror at http://repo.or.cz/w/midnight-commander.git/ repo.or.cz. It uses gitweb as the web-interface to Git and can therefore provide some information normally unavailable via Trac Git browser plug-in:

Contribute

You are interested in mc and would like to improve it? Cool! Feel free to report bugs, attach your patches to the tickets and review the patches, that are already in there. If you are going to do this on a regular basis, we'll ask you if you'd like to join us. However, please search before reporting your issues to reduce the amount of work, needed to close duplicate reports. Please also have a look at our WorkingGuideLines before you actually start messing with the ticket system.

If you are not familiar with git, you might find our GitGuideLines enlightening. It's a short overview of the practical side of our workflow with Git.