New package: mc-4.5.55-1

Pavel Tsekov
Tue Jul 9 12:13:00 GMT 2002

The Midnight Commander visual shell has been included in the Cygwin
net distribution.

Midnight Commander is a visual shell much like a file manager, only
with way more features.  It is text mode, but also includes mouse
support if you are running GPM.  Its coolest feature is the ability to
ftp, view tar, zip files, and poke into RPMs for specific files.

NOTE: This is the first relase of Midnight Commander as a cygwin
package. As such, it is not perfect and has several limitations -
some them are outlined below:

  o no subshell support
  o no file server

You can find more information in /usr/doc/Cygwin/mc-4.5.55.README.


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the web page. This downloads setup.exe to
your system. Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick
up 'mc' from the 'Utils' category.

Note that downloads from (aka aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations. This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US,
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Japan, is already

In DK, is usually up-to-date.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

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