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4.2.3 File manager in MC

The default is two directory panels containing file lists. Another useful mode is to set the right window to "information" to see file access privilege information, etc. Following are some essential keystrokes. With the gpm daemon running, one can use a mouse, too. (Make sure to press the shift-key to obtain the normal behavior of cut and paste in MC.)

  • F1: Help menu

  • F3: Internal file viewer

  • F4: Internal editor

  • F9: Activate pulldown menu

  • F10: Exit Midnight Commander

  • Tab: Move between two windows

  • Insert: Mark file for a multiple-file operation such as copy

  • Del: Delete file (be careful—set MC to safe delete mode)

  • Cursor keys: Self-explanatory

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