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We've found some critical bugs (editor, x86_64, ...) in the previous 4.7.0 release, so we rushed out a minor bugfix 188.8.131.52 release now. Please upgrade if you happen to experience these.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010! On behalf of the Midnight Commander development teamSlava Zanko
Major changes since 4.7.0-pre2
- removed own popt stuff (command line options parser). Now used glib parser
- added feature for filenames highlighting in panels
- Copy/Move overwrite query dialog is more friendly for long file names
- at first run find file dialog now contain latest item from history
- charset support enabled by default (--enable-charset option)
- added support of skins
- added support of key bindings
- fixed recognize of tar.xz archives
- added recognize of lzma archives by extention
- 'Save as' dialog enhancement: select line break type: Windows/UNIX/Mac (CR LF/LF/CR)
- syntax hightlighting updated: VerilogHDL, Shell script
- Added syntax highlighting for *.repo files of yum
- Added syntax highlighting of pacman's PKGBUILD and .install files
- Fixed showing Windows/Mac (CR LF/CR) line terminator (#1595)
- hotlist: support for environment variables ($HOME, ~username, etc.)
- hotlist: support for completion in path input
- all list widgets: support for fast navigation by number keys (i.e. 1 - first list item, 2 - second)
- segfault on incorrect color pair in [Color] section
- incorrect position of panel codeset dialog
- limit of 9 digits for of file size display
- lines drawing in -a stickchars mode (#1497)
- segfault when you try to use non-anonymous FTP
- Ctrl-O handling under GNU Screen in altscreen mode
- support of CP866 (IBM866) locale
- configure.ac: checking for minimal version of glib and exit if version less than 2.6
- segfault by mouse wheel action in history list and menu (#1564)
- Fixed behvior with Meta+PgDn? in editor (#1598)
- Fixed behvior with cursor movement by Ctrl+arrows when cursor besides EOL (#1599)
- Fixed editor autocompleting
- Fixed Copy/Move dialogs steal Kill Word shortcut
- Fixed autoconf issue when configure with --with-gpm-mouse option (#1419)
Major changes since 4.7.0-pre1
- cycle menu navigation
- change behaviour of C-space, now it calculate size on "..", and for selected dirs if there is one.
- new find file option: find only first hit in file (make search faster)
- new find file option: Whole words - find whole words only
- scalable TUI
- FTPFS: support of IPv6 protocol
- extfs/iso9660 updated to support Joliet "UCS level 1"
- new search/replace flag added "In selection".
- new hotkeys for bookmarks, now bookmark displayed in state line and editor
- new cursor behavior. Option "Cursor beyond end of line" - allow moving cursor beyond the end of line.
- new syntax hightlights added: erlang, ebuild, named, strace, j
- syntax hightlights updated: mail, vhdl, html
- Reworked for improve perfomance
- Implemented interruptable long-distance movements
- splitted src/view.[ch] into many files in src/viewer/ subdir for more simple support of code
- fixed build of format string in runtime (for better i18n)
- add 'Whole words' option into the viewer 'Search' dialog
- new option mouse_close_dialog, if mouse_close_dialog=1 click on outside the dialog close them
- new: SI-based size show
- make shared history for find file, editor search/replace, viewer
The new release can be downloaded at the following URL: http://www.midnight-commander.org/downloads
This release incorporates many code refactoring changes, user interface improvements, numerous bugfixes and new features.
Major changes since 4.6.2:
Changes in the core
* Native UTF-8 support;
* Support for filename charset selection in panels;
* Reworked 'Find File' dialog;
* New unified search/replace engine with multiple search types: plain, wildcard, regexp and hex;
* Extended 'Learn Keys' capability;
* Locale-based codepage autodetection;
* Initial support for Doxygen generated docs;
* Build system updates (autoconf);
* Translation updates;
* Multiple x86_64 fixes.
* Various editor enhancements (mark/move/copy/paste vertical blocks);
* Multiple syntax file updates;
* Source code navigation through ctags/etags TAGS files;
* New option: 'Persistent selection';
* Delete/Backspace deletes selected block if 'Persistent selection' is off;
* Ability to shift blocks to the right with Tab key and to the left with Complete key if 'Persistent selection' is off;
* Show line numbers (optional);
* Highlighting of tabs and trailing spaces (optional);
* Added some hotkeys.
* Show free space on current file system;
* Show size of selected files in mini-status bar.
* Editor undo fixes;
* Upstreamed many fixes from the distributions;
* Fixed segfaults on fish permission checks;
* Fixed fish symlinks handling and fancy names escaping;
* Various mc.ext fixes;
* Command line completion fixes (mainly escaping);
* Small fixes in history handling (locale independent .mc/history entries);
* Code cleanups, various memleaks fixed (many thanks to valgrind).
September 9, 2009: Total Commander 7.50 FINAL is available now! There are many new functions. The most important are:
- Official support for Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit)
- Full Unicode support in most functions where it is possible, including FTP, ZIP packer, and plugin interfaces
- Help file now by default in HTML format (CHM). The old HLP file is still available online
- Support for file names longer than 259 characters (up to 1022) in most file operations
- The current directory above the file lists can act as a clickable bar ("breadcrumb bar")
- Protect the stored ftp passwords with a master password using AES256 encryption
- Start Lister, compare by content or synchronize dirs directly via command line parameters
- Comments (Ctrl+Z) can now have a max. length of 4095 characters, and support line breaks
- Synchronize dirs: Option to synchronize also empty directories, option to copy just specific file properties (like the time)
- Allow to use the Windows key for user-defined hotkeys
- On 64-bit Windows, allow to use 64-bit shell extensions in local menu (context menu)
- Copy files/directories to multiple target directories (or lnk files pointing to directories) in one operation
- Quick search with search dialog: Show button which allows to show only files/dirs matching the filter
- Choose different character encodings in Lister, full support for right to left text
- New internal association system, e.g. for using Total Commander from a USB stick
WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.
Table of Contents Commander Interface is based on Norton Commander (and similar file managers). A local folder is displayed in the left panel and a remote folder in the right panel. Files are usually transfered between these two folders, though it is possible to transfer files into a different folder. This kind of user interface is also known as Orthodox File Manager.
- Graphical user interface
- Translated into several languages
- Integration with Windows (drag&drop, URL, shortcut icons)
- U3 support
- All common operations with files
- Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH-1 and SSH-2 and plain old FTP protocol
- Batch file scripting and command-line interface
- Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
- Integrated text editor
- Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
- Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication with SSH
- Explorer and Commander interfaces
- Optionally stores session information
- Optionally supports portable operation using a configuration file in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media
GNOME Commander is a fast and powerful graphical file manager. It has a "two-pane" interface in the tradition of Norton and Midnight Commander. It features drag'n'drop, GNOME MIME types, FTP, SFTP, and WebDAV using the GnomeVFS FTP module, SAMBA access, the ability to extend the context menu with entries to call external applications or scripts on the selected items, quick device access buttons with automatic mounting and unmounting, a fast file viewer for text and images, a history of recently accessed folders, and folder bookmarks.
Midnight Commander is a visual shell much like a file manager, only with many more features. It is a text mode application, but it also includes mouse support if you are running GPM. Midnight Commander's best features are its ability to FTP, view tar and zip files, and to poke into RPMs for specific files.
Current version: v4.6.1
Necromancer's Dos Navigator is a "Norton Commander" clone. It uses a well known text-mode interface, is highly customizable, and has a lot of features. Its key features are a text editor with syntax highlighting, horizontal/vertical blocks, multiple codepages, undo/redo, bookmarks, powerful searching, and regex; a file viewer with text view, asm/dump/hex edit, raw blocks, header viewer, search, regex, and unlimited filesize; a powerful filepanel with higlighting, VFSs, and filefind with textsearch and regex; a calculator; and more.
Changes: The internal desktop version handling was improved. A C interface library was added for future additions. The FTP VFS was enhanced and now also works in DOS. The "External Quick... Directories" feature was added. The socket interface used in NDN is publicly available on the homepage
Depending on when you got started with computers, you've probably used an orthodox file manager. They're zippy, they're often favoured by those who are more comfortable on the command line, and enable you to do more via keyboards than some can do with a mouse.
The interface is made up of two panels, which you can switch between with the Tab key. Norton Commander inspired a whole bunch of orthodox file managers, many of which are still actively developed today.
Anyone who started with Linux in the 90s will have used Midnight Commander. But does it make sense to use it or any of its brethren in the age of multi-core desktops? The answer to that question is a most definite yes.
In the 90s the Linux GUI was a far cry from the present-day Compiz-laced bells and-whistles graphical interfaces and there was no Konqueror and Nautilus. But you didn't use an orthodox file manager just because it was lightweight. You used it because it worked, and with a couple of keystrokes could compress a file, generate an MD5, and copy it across the galaxy.
The modern day OFMs build on that, and can do a lot more. They can still be used with only minimal mouse input, thanks to their extensive keyboard shortcuts. And just because you use them with a keyboard, doesn't mean they all run from the console. And you can easily spot an OFM, since many honour their lineage by including the word 'Commander' somewhere in their name. Ten-hut!
Dec 20, 2008
Lfm and Pyview are written in Python and require curses module. It needs Python v2.3 or higher, it won't work with older versions.
Since version 0.90, lfm needs ncurses >= v5.x to handle terminal resizing.
All modern UNIX flavours (Linux, *BSD, Solaris, etc) should run it without problems. If they appear please notify me.
Note that python curses module should be linked against ncursesw library (instead of ncurses) to get wide characters support. This is the usual case in later versions of Linux distributions, but maybe not the case in older Linux or other UNIX platforms. Thus, expect problems when using multibyte file names (f.e. UTF-8 or latin-1 encoded) if your curses module isn't compiled against ncursesw. Anyway, I hope this issue will disappear with new releases of those platforms, eventually.
Also, take a look at TODO file to see bugs and not-implemented-yet (tm) features.... ... ...
Last File Manager is a simple but powerful file manager for the UNIX console. Based on curses, it's written in Python.
Some of the features you can find in lfm:
- console-based file manager for UNIX platforms
- 1-pane or 2-pane view
- vfs for compressed files
- dialogs with entry completion
- fast access to a shell
- direct integration of find/grep, df and other tools
- color files by extension [Andrey Skvortsov]
- fast file viewer with text and binary modes
- ...and many others
Addition: GNOME Commander
GNOME Commander is yet another powerful twin-panel file manager for the GNOME desktop environment, with support for Samba networks and FTP. It also has an option to start it as root (the same as gnome-commander or gksukdesu gnome-commander, not recommended though).
mc-4.6.2.tar.gz Midnight Commander v4.6.2 md5sum: ec92966f4d0c8b50c344fe901859ae2a
The Midnight Commander file manager developers have restarted work on the, once quite popular, file manager for the Linux/Unix console. Midnight Commander was inspired by the famous Norton Commander for DOS. In recent years, there had been no development at all, but now a "Bugfix Release" 4.6.2 has been made available. The new release, as the tag suggests, contains no new features.
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