The community-maintained documentation platform of IPFire

User Tools

Site Tools



Midnight Commander (MC) is similar to the venerable Norton Commander (DOS) and is one of the most famous shell programs for Linux. This program offers the ability to manage files in a more intuitive way, especially for people more familiar with GUI file management tools.


Midnight Commander can be installed using the Pakfire section of the web interface or with the shell command:

pakfire install -y mc


To start MC use the following command:


You can find more information about MC at this location

addons/mc/start.txt · Last modified: 2009/08/30 16:38 by wayne