How to install the Midnight Commander File Manager?

How to install the Midnight Commander File Manager?

Quote: GNU Midnight Commander is a file manager for free operating systems. Like other GNU software, it is written in a portable manner and should compile and run on a wide range of operating systems with some degree of UNIX compatibility.” Quote End (Source http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/ )

The Midnight Commander is basically a free clone of the well-known Norton Commander with plenty of useful features. Midnight Commander is an easy to use directory browsing tool. Its stability, the ease of use, the flexibility, and tons of rich features make it a very powerful tool. Novices will be glad of the simplicity of use it offers. GNU Midnight Commander can be used locally on the server console or remotely.

1) Download and install glib (required prerequisit):

Logon to your server via SSH and switch to the root user. Now follow these steps:
 
wget ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.2/glib-2.2.3.tar.gz
tar zxvf glib-2.2.3.tar.gz
cd glib-2.2.3
./configure
make
make install
cd ..
rm -fr glib-2.2.3* 

2) Download and install Midnight Commander:
 
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/utils/file/managers/mc/mc-4.6.0.tar.gz
cd mc-4.6.0
./configure
make
make install
cd ..
rm -fr mc-4.6.0* 

That is it. To use Midnight Commander, just type “mc” at any directory when being at the command line on your server. A blue-ish looking GUI will come up and you’ll be able to use the additional features right away.

More information can be found here:

http://www.ibiblio.org/mc/

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