Midnight Commander keyboard shortcuts

Midnight Commander

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk -
3 years ago
- Shortcuts
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Ctrl + R

Refresh active panel

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Ctrl + X then C

Opens chmod dialog for marked file

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Ctrl + X then O

Opens chown dialog for marked file

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Alt + ?

Opens search dialog

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Ctrl + X then A

Open VFS list. If a ftp session times out, you can use this to free the open vfs so you can log in again.

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move the selection bar to the previous entry in the panel

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move the selection bar to the next entry in the panel

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move the selection bar to the left

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move the selection bar to the right

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Page Up

move the selection bar one page up

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or Alt + V
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Page Down

move the selection bar one page down

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or Alt + P
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Home

move the selection bar to the first entry in the panel

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or A then 1
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or Alt + <
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End

move the selection bar to the last entry in the panel

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or C then 1
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or Alt + >
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Alt + G

move the selection bar to the first visible entry in the panel

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Alt + R

move the selection bar to the middle visible entry in the panel

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Alt + J

move the selection bar to the last visible entry in the panel

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Alt + S

start a quick filename search in the directory listing

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Alt + E

change charset of current panel

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Alt + H

show the directory history

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Alt + U

move to the next directory in the history

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Alt + Y

move to the previous directory in the history

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+

select (tag) a group of files

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\

unselect a group of files

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Alt + *

invert selection on the current panel

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Alt + I

make the current directory of the current panel also the current directory of the other panel

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Alt + O

If the currently selected file is a directory, load that directory on the other panel and moves the selection to the next file. If the currently selected file is not a directory, load the parent directory on the other panel and moves the selection to the next file

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Alt + L

If the currently selected file is a link to the directory, load that directory on the other panel and moves the selection to the next file

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Ctrl + Page Down

move to the child directory

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Ctrl + Page Up

move to the parent directory

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Insert

tag or untag files. To untag files, just retag a tagged file

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or Ctrl + T
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↑   Shift +

tag file and move the selection bar to the next entry

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↑   Shift +

tag file and move the selection bar to the previous entry

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Alt + ⤶ Enter

Copies selected filename in command line

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Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Copies full path of selected file in the command line

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Alt + H

Shows command line history

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F1

Help

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F2

Opens user menu

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F3

View selected file content

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F4

Opens file in internal text editor

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F5

Copies selected file. Default is to another panel, but it asks first.

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F6

Moving file. Default is to another panel, but it asks first.

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F7

Make directory

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F8

Delete file or directory

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F9

Opens main menu at the top of the screen

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F10

Ends current action; editor, viewer, dialog window or ends mc program


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Program information

Program name: Midnight Commander Midnight Commander (File manager)

Midnight Commander (also known as GNU Midnight Commander) is a console file manager application with text user interface. It was started as a clone of then-popular Norton Commander.

Web page: midnight-commander.org

Last update: 23 January 2020

How easy to press shortcuts: 81%

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Shortcut count: 52

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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MB says: 2 years ago 12/30/2018 5:27 PM
crtl+o Toggle hide panel