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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, no less.
In Jaguar and earlier a replacement third-party Terminal was almost a requirement.

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