mc - Midnight Commander - a powerful file manager

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename mc_4.8.19-1_amd64.deb
Package name mc
Package version 4.8.19
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 462.66 KB
Installed size 1.42 MB
GNU Midnight Commander is a text-mode full-screen file manager. It
uses a two panel interface and a subshell for command execution. It
includes an internal editor with syntax highlighting and an internal
viewer with support for binary files. Also included is Virtual
Filesystem (VFS), that allows files on remote systems (e.g. FTP, SSH
servers) and files inside archives to be manipulated like real files.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mc_4.8.19-1_i386.deb 4.8.19 i386 Ubuntu Universe
mc - - -


Name Value
e2fslibs >= 1.37
libc6 >= 2.15
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.35.9
libgpm2 >= 1.20.4
libslang2 >= 2.2.4
libssh2-1 >= 1.2.8
mc-data = 3:4.8.19-1


Name Value
mcedit -


Type URL
Binary Package mc_4.8.19-1_amd64.deb
Source Package mc

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mc deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mc




2017-08-04 - Denis Briand <>
mc (3:4.8.19-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream release
+ Closes: #866019
+ Closes: #808303
+ Closes: #825974
* remove merged patches:
+ uzip_528239.patch
* update patches: (use gboolean instead of int)
+ disable_internal_editor.patch
+ mcedit_full_path.patch
+ mcedit_auto_indent.patch
+ mcedit_group_undo.patch
* Remove Patrick Winnertz <> from
the Uploaders List (MIA). Thank you Patrick for
all your work on mc package.
It was a pleasure to work with you.
(Closes: #867758).
* Fix some spelling errors in manpage.
* Bump standard version to 4.0.0
* Use secure URI for upstream web site.
* fix error message when you gzip or bzip files from user menu.
Thanks to Yuriy M. Kaminskiy (Closes:  #863984).
2016-10-17 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
mc (3:4.8.18-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Denis Briand ]
* Update repository in debian/watch (thanks Yury).
[ Dmitry Smirnov ]
* New upstream release [October 2016].
* Vcs-Git URL to HTTPS.
* Suggests += "libaspell-dev"
mcedit needs libaspell for spellchecking functionality.
-dev package is required because mcedit is looking for "".
2016-05-09 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
mc (3:4.8.17-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release [May 2016] (Closes: #746990).
[ Denis Briand <> ]
* Fixed spelling error in manpage s/interpeted/interpreted/
* Removed obsolete patches:
- 3379.patch
- update-po.patch
[ Dmitry Smirnov <> ]
* Updated copyright file.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.8.
* Modernised Vcs-Browser URL.
* dbgsym-migration: dropped "mc-dbg" package.
* Remove obsolete conffile "/etc/mc/".
2015-12-19 - Denis Briand <>
mc (3:4.8.15-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
[ Dmitry Smirnov <> ]
* Updated "mcedit_full_path.patch" to modify corresponding man page.
* Fix build with "debuild -A" (Closes: #806076).
[ Denis Briand <> ]
* Remove debian/ file (see #741573).
2015-11-12 - Dmitry Smirnov <>
mc (3:4.8.15-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version [November 2015].
+ fixed "segfault for SFTP VFS" (Closes: #774135).
* Handle conffile removal from maintscript.
* New "mcedit_full_path.patch" to show full path to the file in 'mcedit'.
2015-03-24 - Denis Briand <>
mc (3:4.8.14-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream version [March 2015]:
+ fix mcedit: status line doesn't show full path to file (Closes: #764226).
+ fix file selection by patterns uses bytes instead of unicode characters
(Closes: #663136).
[ Denis Briand <> ]
* Add lintian override on debian-watch-may-check-gpg-signature
Upstream doesn't provide gpg signature.
* Add Keywords entry into debian/mc.desktop file.
* Add mcedit.desktop file.
* Denis Briand goes back into the package devel team.
Add into 'uploaders' field.
* Add mcedit into Debian menu.
* Add mcedit icon.
* Remove merged upstream patches:
+ 2966.patch
+ 3297.patch
+ pot.patch
[ Dmitry Smirnov <> ]
* Minor copyright updates; refreshed "2987" and "alt_editor" patches.
* rules: dropped obsolete "override_dh_builddeb".
* rules: policy ยง4.9 compliant "get-orig-source".

See Also

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mccs_1.1-6build1_amd64.deb multi-critera CUDF solver
mce-dev_1.15.0+15.10.20150929-0ubuntu1_all.deb development files for mce
mce-doc_1.15.0+15.10.20150929-0ubuntu1_all.deb Documentation files for mce D-Bus API
mcl-doc_14-137+ds-1_all.deb documentation for mcl
mcl_14-137+ds-1_amd64.deb Markov Cluster algorithm
mcollective-client_2.6.0+dfsg-2.1_all.deb Marionette Collective clustering framework - clients
mcollective-common_2.6.0+dfsg-2.1_all.deb Marionette Collective clustering framework - common files
mcollective-doc_2.6.0+dfsg-2.1_all.deb Marionette Collective clustering framework - documentation
mcollective-plugins-centralrpclog_0.0.0~git20120507.df2fa81-0ubuntu2_all.deb mcollective plugin for central rpc log management
mcollective-plugins-facts-facter_0.0.0~git20120507.df2fa81-0ubuntu2_all.deb mcollective plugin for collecting facts via facter
mcollective-plugins-filemgr_0.0.0~git20120507.df2fa81-0ubuntu2_all.deb mcollective plugin for file management
mcollective-plugins-iptables_0.0.0~git20120507.df2fa81-0ubuntu2_all.deb mcollective plugin for iptables
mcollective-plugins-logstash_0.0.0~git20120507.df2fa81-0ubuntu2_all.deb mcollective plugin for log stashing
mcollective-plugins-nettest_0.0.0~git20120507.df2fa81-0ubuntu2_all.deb mcollective plugin for nettest