"Yes I said Mouseless Commander. Originally, Midnight Commander
had no mouse support and was so named. Later on when mouse support
was included, the developers went out and asked the users to vote
on a name for the product, which is how it ended up being called
Midnight Commander. Note that it had to have the initials mc as
this is the two letter command used to execute the program."
"This information comes from Mr. Miguel de Icaza, who was one of
the original developers of this GREAT program. I asked Miguel if
there was anything special I should say about Midnight Commander
and his response was: "Hmmm. Dunno, there is a long story and
tradition in that file manager, you can check the archives for
mailing list. MC was the first file manager in Unix to introduce
the concept of a virtual file system, a layer that sat on top of
the regular IO and allowed the program to browse inside tar files,
browse FTP sites and so on. This idea has been later added to
various other systems."
"In this article, I will cover one of the many ways you can
use Midnight Commander and a few of its features. In no way will I
be able to tell you about all of its features as I can't talk
that much. The Midnight Commander I currently use is Version 4.5.46
which came with my Mandrake 7.1 distribution. Try the program out
and you may just like it. It has an excellent help system that
tells you pretty much everything about how to use Midnight
Commander and even Windows users can find the help system easily;
just hit F1."
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