Midnight Commander preserve saved settings

By | December 3, 2009

In Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala), Midnight Commander, one of the most used CLI file managers available for Linux is unable to preserve settings over different sessions.

The solution is quite simple: in order to save it’s settings, Midnight Commander requires a “.mc” folder (notice the dot – it means it is a hidden folder) to be created in your user’s home directory. Just create the “.mc” directory, go and change the default settings to your favourite ones and Midnight Commander should create proper configuration files required to keep “mc” settings over different sessions.

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