How to install Midnight commander on Linux Mint 18.3

To install Midnight Commander on Linux Mint 18.3

Midnight Commander is a free cross-platform file manager that is developed as a console application with a text user interface. It includes the ability to view the contents of the RPM package files and to function as an FTP and FISH client. It also supports an editor called mcedit, which can be executed as a standalone program or from Midnight commander. This tutorial covers the installation procedure of Midnight commander on Linux Mint 18.3

Installing Midnight Commander

Lets first add the add the necessary repository to install midnight commander. 

linuxhelp ~ # add-apt-repository ppa:eugenesan/ppa
You are about to add the following PPA:
 This repository contains collection of customized, updated, ported and backported
packages for two last LTS releases and latest pre-LTS release.
Packages for older releases relocated to ppa:eugenesan/archive or deleted.
Executing: /tmp/tmp.RKC6IIdIUh/ --keyserver
gpg: requesting key 8313A596 from hkp server
gpg: key 8313A596: public key "Launchpad synergy+" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)

Once repository added, update the system repo package. 

linuxhelp ~ # apt-get update 
Hit:1 xenial InRelease
Hit:2 xenial InRelease                                   
Hit:3 xenial InRelease                                                                                 
Ign:4 sylvia InRelease                                                                                       
Hit:5 sylvia Release                                             
Get:7 xenial InRelease [17.5 kB]                 
Get:8 xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]        
Get:15 xenial/main Translation-en [26.5 kB]
Get:16 xenial-security/main i386 Packages [417 kB]
Get:17 xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages [322 kB]
Get:18 xenial-security/universe i386 Packages [281 kB]                                                         
Fetched 1,951 kB in 6s (308 kB/s)                                                                                                                
Reading package lists... Done

After Updating the repository, you can directly install midnight commander using the following command

linuxhelp ~ # apt-get install mc -y
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:
  arj catdvi | texlive-binaries dbview djvulibre-bin gv libaspell-dev links | w3m | lynx odt2txt python-boto python-tz
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  mc mc-data
Processing 1 added doc-base file...
Registering documents with scrollkeeper...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22+linuxmint1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Setting up mc-data (3:4.8.19-0~eugenesan~xenial1) ...
Setting up mc (3:4.8.19-0~eugenesan~xenial1) ...

The application is installed and launch the application from the menu 

With this, the method to install MC on Linuxmint 18.3 comes to an end.

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