HOW TO INSTALL MIDNIGHT COMMANDER LINUX FILE MANAGER (MC FILE MANAGER) IN UBUNTU 16.04
In this article we are going to learn How to install Midnight commander Linux file manager (mc file manager) in Ubuntu 16.04. Midnight commander is a open source file manager for Linux. it’s also referred as mc file manager. It’s an nice light weight file manager application as compared to others as it’s text based application. It’s completely free and released under GNU GPL license. You can customize the source code of this application by downloading it from Github.
Let’s have look at features of Midnight commander Linux file manager :
- Comes with some basic features like you can access your complete directory tree, copy/move your data from one directory to another directory.
- Create/delete directory, rename files and directories.
- Create and Edit Symlinks using mc file manager.
- Change permission using chmod tool and change ownership using chown tool through mc file manager.
- Check directory sizes.
- Compare files & directories.
- Check command history.
For more information’s and features you can visit the official website Here.
Follow the below steps to install midnight commander Linux file manager (mc file manager) in Ubuntu 16.04
Before start the installation of Midnight commander Linux file manager we have install the PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04. So use the below command to install the same.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/unstable # Install PPA Repository [sudo] password for elinuxbook: This PPA currently holds unreleased / git builds for different applications like Turpial, mc, Audacious. PPA for WebUpd8: http://www.webupd8.org More info: https://launchpad.net/~webupd8team/+archive/ubuntu/unstable Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpyp4pz47d/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpyp4pz47d/pubring.gpg' created gpg: requesting key EEA14886 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmpyp4pz47d/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key EEA14886: public key "Launchpad VLC" imported gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
After installing the PPA repository let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command to take effect.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/unstable/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.5 kB] Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/unstable/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [4,988 B] Fetched 29.1 kB in 2s (12.5 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
After updating the packages & repositories now we are ready to install mc file manager package. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install mc # Install Midnight Commander Package 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 links | w3m | lynx odt2txt python-boto python-tz The following NEW packages will be installed: mc mc-data 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 228 not upgraded. Need to get 1,664 kB of archives. After this operation, 7,009 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
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As you can see above we have successfully installed the Midnight commander Linux file manager package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l mc # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii mc 3:4.8.15-2 amd64 Midnight Commander - a powerful file manager
Now to open the application just type the command mc on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ mc # Open the Application
You can also open the mc file manager application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the Midnight commander Linux file manager application use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r mc # Uninstall Midnight Commander Application (Reading database ... 212524 files and directories currently installed.) Removing mc (3:4.8.15-2) ... update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vim.tiny to provide /usr/bin/view (view) in auto mode Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
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