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Documentation project revamp

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 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.


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.

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.