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/gpg.1.sh --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 8313A596 gpg: requesting key 8313A596 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com 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 http://ppa.launchpad.net/danielrichter2007/grub-customizer/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Ign:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia InRelease Hit:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com sylvia Release Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/eugenesan/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB] Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB] . . Get:15 http://ppa.launchpad.net/eugenesan/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [26.5 kB] Get:16 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main i386 Packages [417 kB] Get:17 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/universe amd64 Packages [322 kB] Get:18 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu 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: mc-data 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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