is there a text based file manager like mc in linuxzoo?

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is there a text based file manager like mc in linuxzoo?

Post by unclejed613c » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:30 am

i find mc (Midnight Commander) extremely useful when i have to go into /etc and make changes to config files, especially when i have to make changes in several files. it's also useful for browsing logs, etc... FC2 doesn't seem to have it, however. is there something similar on the machine?

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Re: is there a text based file manager like mc in linuxzoo?

Post by drgrussell » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:46 am

The course is designed around using vi for editing, and falling back to nano if you have trouble with vi.
"mc" is not a tool I use myself. The fedora 2 image (and in fact all the images) only contain the default install which that system provides, plus a few other things needed to make the site work. However you could perhaps find mc and then scp it to your virtual machine.
You prob wont find a rpm for fedora 2, as it is very old. I am moving to fedora 13 for the tutorials, which should make this easier (but not soon). I am slowly moving from user mode linux (the emulator I use to run the virtual machines) to qemu, which although slightly slower is much easier to manage and should make providing up to date images much easier.

Enjoy.

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