In the Dark with Midnight Commander

Thomas Gibson a67582000-/E1597aS9LQAvxtiuMwx3w at
Wed Dec 24 13:20:12 UTC 2003

 --- Geoffrey Hunter <GHunter-kgJIzn72htc at> wrote: >
Echoing Peter Peres' concern about the inadequacy of
> Linux documentation:
> I switched to Linux in the summer of 2002 to regain
> control of how I compute;
> as a former DOS user I used to use Norton Commander
> as my window into my
> computer: it displayed the contents of two
> directories side by side, and the
> bottom box had a command-line prompt - commands
> typed there automatically
> looked for files in the selected left or right
> directory.
>       With Norton I was in command: I could easily
> display any directory,
> and once selected easily (one-keystroke commands)
> select files and then copy,
> move, edit, and process them and see what you were
> doing the whole time - 
> so I was induced to switch to Linux because it had
> "midnight commander"
> supposedly modeled after Norton Commander.
>     Midnight commander (and linux generally) has
> been a big disappointment: 
> I have yet to find any documentation (man pages or
> anything else), 

Hit F1 key?  Maybe I am missing something?

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