GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Chris Menz » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00



: just posting a request here for peoples opinion of the GNU
: Midnight Commander.
: This application was recommended to me because of it's ability to
: undelete files - bit worried bout that interface though...

It's a terrific file manager once you get the keystrokes down.

I have one problem with it, though: I only get mouse support in an
xterm window if I start the xterm as root, i.e., with the parameter
"-e su".  Also, intermittently, in a non-root xterm, the Fn keys don't
work either.  Can anyone figure this one out?

-chris

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GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Esmail Bonakdari » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00


I don't know anything about MCs ability to undelete, but I like using
it to view two different directories at the same time and to be able
to copy/move files between them easily. Very convinient. Based on the
old Norton Commander under DOS.

Esmail
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Quote:> hello,

> just posting a request here for peoples opinion of the GNU
> Midnight Commander.
> This application was recommended to me because of it's ability to
> undelete files - bit worried bout that interface though...

> thanks

> Ken--

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GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Paul Seeli » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00



> just posting a request here for peoples opinion of the GNU
> Midnight Commander.
> This application was recommended to me because of it's ability to
> undelete files - bit worried bout that interface though...

IMHO the GNU Midnight Commander is the very best file manager
available so far under Linux.  It works fast remotely via any dialin
telnet session, is fully useable with a mouse and most importantly is
fully useable *without* a mouse. It comes with a fine internal editor
which can be replaced by any other as defined by $EDITOR.  You can ftp
with it, make/unpack tar.gz archives, chmod/chown files and do other
system administration tasks.

I still didn't find any file manager which is equally light weight and
versatile as MC.  I wouldn't want to miss it even on my KDE desktop
and have it always running under HP-SUX's CDE at work. I have never
bothered about it's undelete features and therefore have no experience
with it. I advice you to just go for it!

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GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Juergen Helme » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00




Quote:> hello,

> just posting a request here for peoples opinion of the GNU
> Midnight Commander.
> This application was recommended to me because of it's ability to
> undelete files - bit worried bout that interface though...

> thanks

> Ken--

What's wrong with the interface? It's a NC-clone, what do tou expect. It
is fast, reliable and has a lot of nice features. It runs on a terminal
and you can use it in an xterm windows with mouse support and
everything...

When I was using W95 I was always using the norton Commander in a DOS box
(the windows explorer forced me...) same under Linux. All the graphical
interfaces are just too slow.

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GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Brett W. McCo » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Quote:> >just posting a request here for peoples opinion of the GNU
> >Midnight Commander.

> I think it's a very slick way to handle .tar.gz files myself...  :-)

You mean there's a slicker way than 'gzip -dc $1|tar -xvf -'? :-)


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GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Kenneth Blin » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00


hello,

just posting a request here for peoples opinion of the GNU
Midnight Commander.
This application was recommended to me because of it's ability to
undelete files - bit worried bout that interface though...

thanks

Ken--

 
 
 

GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Kent Robott » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00



> hello,
> just posting a request here for peoples opinion of the GNU
> Midnight Commander.
> This application was recommended to me because of it's ability to
> undelete files - bit worried bout that interface though...
> thanks
> Ken--

It's considered a clasic file manager, it's got a great interface,
I think it runs in X windows also, i haven't tryed it in X.

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GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Nikita V. Youshchenk » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00



> hello,

> just posting a request here for peoples opinion of the GNU
> Midnight Commander.
> This application was recommended to me because of it's ability to
> undelete files - bit worried bout that interface though...

  Yes, it can undelete ... sometimes.
  If it is compiled with ext2undel support.

  But, it undeletes only files that are <= 12k size.
  It seems that Linux kernel ext2 code breaks disk block that holds
reference table for deleted files, so undeleting files >12k is
impossible now.

 
 
 

GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Jim Richards » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00




> On 7 Nov 1997 13:38:37 GMT, Esmail Bonakdarian

> >I don't know anything about MCs ability to undelete, but I like using
> >it to view two different directories at the same time and to be able
> >to copy/move files between them easily. Very convinient. Based on the
> >old Norton Commander under DOS.

> I've been using mc for more than two years, it's awesome.

> It's a very nice file manager that  still leaves you a command line, and has
> virtual fs  features that let you  browse tar files, RPMs,  ftp sites, etc..
> just like normal directories.

> The undelete feature  is only for ext2fs and usually  only has poor results,
> but it's better  than nothing (the physical data is  usually quickly erased,
> so file undeletion can only go so far...).

I used MC under mklinux for  awhile and liked it. (now I use x almost
xclusively and find mc less useful, but under text mode it's great.)
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GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by David M. Co » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00


On 7 Nov 1997 05:24:55 GMT, Kenneth Blinco


>just posting a request here for peoples opinion of the GNU
>Midnight Commander.
>This application was recommended to me because of it's ability to
>undelete files - bit worried bout that interface though...

MC is great; I much prefer this style of file manager to the
explorer/finder style.  It's much more efficient, and IMO, more intuitive
as well, since file operations tend to be either unary or binary.  I don't
understand why PC people moved away from this style.

However, for undeleting a better solution may be to get a file manager
with a trashcan, like TkDesk or xfm (both come with Slackware.)  Or you
can just create a .trash directory and mv stuff to .trash, then rm it
later.  That's how these file managers do it.

Dave Cook

 
 
 

GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Omegama » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00



> hello,

> just posting a request here for peoples opinion of the GNU
> Midnight Commander.
> This application was recommended to me because of it's ability to
> undelete files - bit worried bout that interface though...

It's fantastic.  And very easy for the newcomer to Linux.  It helps
ease some of the difficulties w/ administration on a Linux box.  Runs
w/ full-color and mouse on the terminal or in an Xterm.

Browse to http://mc.blackdown.org for info, docs, and screenshots

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GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Marc MERL » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>I don't know anything about MCs ability to undelete, but I like using
>it to view two different directories at the same time and to be able
>to copy/move files between them easily. Very convinient. Based on the
>old Norton Commander under DOS.

I've been using mc for more than two years, it's awesome.

It's a very nice file manager that  still leaves you a command line, and has
virtual fs  features that let you  browse tar files, RPMs,  ftp sites, etc..
just like normal directories.

The undelete feature  is only for ext2fs and usually  only has poor results,
but it's better  than nothing (the physical data is  usually quickly erased,
so file undeletion can only go so far...).

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GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by j.. » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:Marc writes:
> I've been using mc for more than two years, it's awesome.

Except for the name.  When I first started using Linux I saw occasional
references to Midnight Commander.  I ignored them, assuming it was some
sort of a game.  I eventually found out what it was, but by then I was set
in my ways.  I may yet get around to trying it.
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GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Jim Staffo » Mon, 10 Nov 1997 04:00:00


I think it's excellent program. I recently installed unrpm which uses MC.
Now I can work with all the different Linux packages and more just by
clicking my mouse.

jamess

 
 
 

GNU Midnight Commander - what do you think?

Post by Shimpei Yamashit » Mon, 10 Nov 1997 04:00:00




>> >just posting a request here for peoples opinion of the GNU
>> >Midnight Commander.

>> I think it's a very slick way to handle .tar.gz files myself...  :-)

>You mean there's a slicker way than 'gzip -dc $1|tar -xvf -'? :-)

I'd claim 'tar zxvf foo.tar.gz' is slicker. :-)

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1. gnu midnight commander bash subshell not working (aix 4.2.1)

Hi,

mc 4.1.36, bash 2.01/2.02, AIX 4.2.1, TERM=dtterm (also tried linux).
GCC 2.8.1.

when running mc it writes a warning:

subshell.c: couldn't get terminal settings: A specified file does not
support the ioctl system call.

pressing ^O (to enter a subshell on a virtual terminal) does not work
(i.e. no subshell)

what might it be/how to solve this?

thanks

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