Opera & Midnight Commander
mas at mylug.org
Wed Mar 29 01:45:03 UTC 2006
On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 04:21:57PM -0600, Michael V. De Palatis wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 11:21:57PM +0300, Harijs Buss wrote:
> > I was also unpleasantly surprised not to find mc in Ubuntu/Kubuntu
> > distributions. What was the reason to exclude this small but very useful
> > program (size only about 0.6 Mb) from Ubuntu distro? Being direct analog to
> > very popular FAR program in Windows world, mc makes life much easier for
> > Windows converts. It is essential for mc to be already in distribution
> > because it is often needed before any GUI and networking has been
> > established.
> > Some other distros, e.g. Mandriva has mc right in the installation disks.
> I agree that mc should be included by default. I don't use it all the
> time, but it is a very useful tool and can be quite beneficial to help
> users new to linux to get comfortable with the command line.
For new users, I would suggest emelfm rather than mc. I am not sure
whether it is packaged for ubuntu.
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