MC internal editor (was Re: colors)

Check under the /home/yourname/.mc directory for a file just called ini. In mine it has the following line:


When I press F4 on a file I get cooledit as my default built-in editor.

See also

# man mcedit

for details of the built-in default mc editor, which is called cooledit.

I can also run the mc editor as a stand-alone editor,
by typing


at the command line. This is on Fedora Core 6.

Kind Regards

Keith Roberts

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007, Justin Zygmont wrote:

To: Keith Roberts <keith karsites net>
From: Justin Zygmont <jzygmont solarflow net>
Subject: Re: colors

It seemed, typing mc -c did the trick. In solaris the $TERM was already xterm, but some things are still different. The page up key just enters a tilde at the command line, F4 to edit seems to take the variable for the default editor (vi).

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007, Keith Roberts wrote:

I had a similar problem under Fedora Core 6. This bug
report may point you in the right direction:



On Mon, 20 Aug 2007, Justin Zygmont wrote:

To: mc gnome org
From: Justin Zygmont <jzygmont solarflow net>
Subject: colors

Does anyone know why mc doesn't show colors in solaris? I miss losing the
same features i've been so used to in linux.

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