Welcome to the Midnight Commander Development Center
Current version is: 4.8.19; what's new.
Coming soon: 4.8.20; what's new.
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. The main project repository has been moved from Savannah to a new Git repository hosted on GitHub.
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:
- git clone git://github.com/MidnightCommander/mc.git
- git clone https://github.com/MidnightCommander/mc.git (for those who are behind a firewall)
We also have an autosyncing Git mirror at 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:
- git clone git://repo.or.cz/midnight-commander.git
- git clone http://repo.or.cz/r/midnight-commander.git (for those who are behind a firewall)
Download statistics are here: https://awstats.osuosl.org/list/ftp.midnight-commander.org
See Binaries page for details.
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
Note: mailing lists on GoogleGroups are set up to read Trac messages only and not an appropriate place to discuss MC bugs and solutions. Please use mailing list at gnome.org for any MC-related discussions.
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 branch 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
mc-dev (at) conference.jabber.org
This is our English-speaking jabber room.
You are interested in mc and would like to improve it? Cool! Feel free to report bugs (please, use search before), 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.
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