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10.3: Install the GNU Midnight Commander from source
Authored by: SOX on Jan 23, '04 12:04:28PM

I loathe this program. Avoid it like the plague. Most annoying is that once you start it there are no instructions on how to stop it. <p>
I learned to hate it because I frequently typo the unix "mv" and "mc" then end up having to kill the terminal window to get out ouf it. Yuck.



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10.3: Install the GNU Midnight Commander from source
Authored by: atverd on Jan 23, '04 12:48:00PM

The keyboard mapping depends on used terminal, but in general esc-0 is same as F10, esc-9 - F9 and so on. So to exit mc you just need esc-0 or simply type exit and hit enter.



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10.3: Install the GNU Midnight Commander from source
Authored by: fds on Jan 23, '04 01:31:47PM

The point of my hint was exactly that thankfully things have come along far enough for mc to work "out of the box" without any such annoyances on OS X that a simple act such as quitting it would pose a problem.

Which is to say, you can quit by pressing F10, as clearly noted all the time on the bottom of the screen. :)
Also, by following the above instructions, you will have working subshell support in mc, so you can also quit by typing "exit"


It's quite understandable that you would loathe a program which doesn't register your key presses correctly. In this case, it's not really the program's fault though, but due to unfortunate legacy of all the many terminals and terminal emulators.

If your keyboard doesn't work properly in mc, chances are, you'll have the same problems in lynx, elinks, pine etc. - basically any console program which tries to be more ambitious than driven by a command line.

So it's worth taking your time to get things set up correctly, and, for the first time for me in Mac OS X, with Panther it's finally quite easy to achieve this goal. With Apple's own Terminal.app, no less.
In Jaguar and earlier a replacement third-party Terminal was almost a requirement.



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10.3: Install the GNU Midnight Commander from source
Authored by: silverdr on Jan 24, '04 11:12:48AM

next time the ESC - 0 (zero) sequence will be your best friend. :-)



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