The Midnight Commander (available in the Universe repository, under the package
mc; see Chapter 9, “Managing Software,” for how to enable the Universe and Multiverse repositories) is a command-line file manager that is useful for copying, moving, and archiving files and directories. The Midnight Commander has a look and feel similar to the Norton Commander of DOS fame. By executing
mc at a shell prompt, a dual-pane view of the files is displayed. It contains drop-down menu choices and function keys to manipulate files. It also uses its own virtual file system, enabling it to mount FTP directories and display the contents of
gzip tar files (.
tar.gz or .
bzip files, DEB files, and RPM files, as well as extract ...