Midnight Commander keyboard shortcuts

Midnight Commander
Ctrl + R

Refresh active panel

Ctrl + X then C

Opens chmod dialog for marked file

Ctrl + X then O

Opens chown dialog for marked file

Alt + ?

Opens search dialog

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.

move the selection bar to the previous entry in the panel

move the selection bar to the next entry in the panel

move the selection bar to the left

move the selection bar to the right

Page Up

move the selection bar one page up

or Alt + V
Page Down

move the selection bar one page down

or Alt + P
Home

move the selection bar to the first entry in the panel

or A then 1
or Alt + <
End

move the selection bar to the last entry in the panel

or C then 1
or Alt + >
Alt + G

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

Alt + R

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

Alt + J

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

Alt + S

start a quick filename search in the directory listing

Alt + E

change charset of current panel

Alt + H

show the directory history

Alt + U

move to the next directory in the history

Alt + Y

move to the previous directory in the history

+

select (tag) a group of files

\

unselect a group of files

Alt + *

invert selection on the current panel

Alt + I

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

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

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

Ctrl + Page Down

move to the child directory

Ctrl + Page Up

move to the parent directory

Insert

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

or Ctrl + T
↑   Shift +

tag file and move the selection bar to the next entry

↑   Shift +

tag file and move the selection bar to the previous entry

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Alt + ⤶ Enter

Copies selected filename in command line

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Copies full path of selected file in the command line

Alt + H

Shows command line history

F1

Help

F2

Opens user menu

F3

View selected file content

F4

Opens file in internal text editor

F5

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

F6

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

F7

Make directory.

F8

Delete file or directory.

F9

Opens main menu at the top of the screen.

F10

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


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Program information

Program name: 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: https://midnight-commander.org


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