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Updated project description partly basing upon the description of the package and borrowing some words from the Wikipedia article

Welcome to the Midnight Commander Development Center

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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 is the new site for the Midnight Commander, due to some restructurements in the development team the repository was moved from savannah into this git repository.

Contributors; development team(active developers)


Currently there is not much documentation about the features of Midnight Commander and how you can best work with it.

As not everyone is familiar with mc, we'll provide some basic Documentation right here. Please come back soon. :)

Draft of documentation placed here

Mailing list for developers (or interested observers :])


Mailing list for development-related discussions


Mailling list only for applyed commits into master/mc-4.6 branches (use it as RSS :) )


Mailing list only for tickets and comments (use it as RSS :) )

Mailing list for users:


Other resources


This is your English-speak jabber room


A list of the lastest releases can be found here. If you are interested in developing please have also a look on our git: In order to get a checkout of the git use this:

We also have an autosyncing git mirror at As it uses gitweb at Web UI - it can provide information unavailable via trac browse plugin.


You are interested in mc and would like to improve it? Cool! Feel free to post your patches to the tickets and review patches there. If you do this on a regular basis we'll ask you if you maybe want to become a dev. However when you work with the ticket system please have a look on our WorkingGuideLines, so that your work is noticed by us.

If you are unfamiliar with git, you can also have a short view on our GitGuideLines where the workflow with git is described quite practical.