Re: mc Digest, Vol 136, Issue 4

Hi Chris,

Thanks for you reply. Actually I do have some experience with other
editors. I've been using Linux since the beginning of 2002. I used it
almost full-time for many many years. But for one reason or another
stopped using Linux and I forgot how to do things. But recently I've
come back from that long break and also started using mc for the first
time. Also, those years of past use were all based in KDE distros. This
is the first time I've used Gnome. I'm very glad I've made the change
over to Gnome. It's head and shoulders easier to use than KDE in my

I just enjoy learning more about how to do things in Gnome/Linux/mc
(lower case as you rightly point out). 

Please continue to help me. I really do need to get way way better at
using mc. If you could give me tips on use I would be grateful.

How do you have it set up? I'll try out your configuration and see how
it suits me. That way I'll learn more.


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   1. Re: mc Digest, Vol 136, Issue 3 (chris glur)
   2. Re: learning about mc (hohe72 arcor de)


Message: 1
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:52:49 +0200
From: chris glur <crglur gmail com>
To: mc gnome org
Subject: Re: mc Digest, Vol 136, Issue 3
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Why would you want to use a different viewer/editor?
Since you have no experience/bias towards any other ones.
mcedit is great. BTW [by the way] it's called mc [eg. in scripts]

* use the <arrow keys> to navigate the hi-lite over the required file
<F3> to view said file;
<F4> to edit said file;
<enter> to execute said file -- be careful here.


Message: 2
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2015 02:40:04 +0100
From: <hohe72 arcor de>
To: mc gnome org
Subject: Re: learning about mc
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the config file 'mc.ext' provides the opportunity to bind a command
the actions: Open ([enter]), View ([F3]) and Edit ([F4]).
  You can, it's worth the effort, have both: the build in editor at
being a fall back in lack of X and your preferred GUI-editor on just
hitting [enter]. That needs some shell-script skills.


Bryce Martin <bryce martin gmx com> wrote (Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:24:44

My name is Bryce Martin. I'm Australian and this is my first email
this list. I'm a Maths and ICT teacher working in Abu Dhabi. 

I want to get better at using MC. I think it is a great software

Can anyone tell me how to configure MC to open a particular
application to view and edit text files. Currently it is using
which is fine. But I was wondering how to make configuration
like the one I've just mentioned.

I'm using Ubuntu-Gnome. Gnome 3 is totally amazing and I just love
MC is a great fit to Gnome. Great softwares both.

Any advice on reading material (books) about MC would be warmly


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