Ticket #4049 (new enhancement)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

MC doesn't let me modify contents of archive

Reported by: frakman1 Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Future Releases
Component: mc-vfs Version: master
Keywords: archive tgz Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset:


Just like with Dolphin filemanager in a GUI, I want to be able to open an archive file like a .tgz, navigate to a file inside the archive, delete it, then replace it with another file. Alternatively, I would like to edit it in-place (whether it's a binary or text file).

With MC, I can only open the archive and see the files within. When I select a file and try to delete it by pressing F10, I get an error message

Cannot remove file "...." Function not implemented (38)

I am using the MC version that's installed in Unraid server's Linux distribution based on Slackware

GNU Midnight Commander 4.8.22
Built with GLib 2.58.2
Using the S-Lang library with terminfo database
With builtin Editor
With subshell support as default
With support for background operations
With mouse support on xterm and Linux console
With support for X11 events
With internationalization support
With multiple codepages support
Virtual File Systems: cpiofs, tarfs, sfs, extfs, ftpfs, sftpfs, fish, smbfs
Data types: char: 8; int: 32; long: 64; void *: 64; size_t: 64; off_t: 64;

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by andrew_b

  • Component changed from mc-core to mc-vfs
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