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Midnight Commander Will Whip Your Files Into Shape

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Midnight Commander is one of those original computing tools that keeps getting better with age. It may be old school, but its file managing capabilities keep it at the head of its class.

Midnight Commander (MC) is a text-mode file manager that runs in a terminal. It uses a two-panel interface and a subshell for command execution.

It is reminiscent of the Norton Commander file manager that I used in my early DOS and Microsoft Windows days. It is also no stranger to the Linux desktop. Two decades ago, when the Linux desktop was much less inviting graphically, it was the default manager of the Gnome desktop environment.

Its interface, though still anchored to a terminal window, has been tweaked sufficiently to make it just as useful today. This is probably why I find Midnight Commander so handy.

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