GNU Midnight Commander File Manager

File Manager and User Shell for the GNU Project.
GNU Midnight Commander is a file manager for free operating systems. Like other GNU software, it is written in a portable manner and should compile and run on a wide range of operating systems with some degree of UNIX compatibility.
GNU Midnight Commander is licensed under GNU General Public License (GPL).
Being a text mode application, GNU Midnight Commander can be used locally or remotely, on the console or under X Window System. By using full screen space of the terminals, it provides an intuitive user interface to the operating system, aiming to be a useful tool for users with any level of experience, from a newbie to a guru.
GNU Midnight Commander used to support a GNOME interface, which was historically the first file manager for the GNOME project. This interface is no longer part of GNU Midnight Commander.
Last stable version 4.6.1 (released July 23rd, 2005): source
Binaries for some platforms
Other versions (source)
Current code snapshot
Current PO files for translators
Frequently Asked Questions
To do list
Contributed code that won't be included into the distribution
Bug tracking system
CVS access:
cvs -z3 co mc
Browse CVS online
Here is some screenshots showing GNU Midnight Commander running both in a terminal and with the GNOME GUI.
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