mid9 commander ?

Matt London lists-aILacZ9cc/a1Qrn1Bg8BZw at public.gmane.org
Fri Nov 20 14:10:28 UTC 2009

I remember setting a whole bunch of custom stuff up in mc back in the
90s and from looking now, it doesn't seem to have changed all that much.

I don't know if it does mime-type checking, but it does look at file

Check out /usr/share/mc/mc.ext (at least it's /usr/share/mc/ on SLED) -
it specifies how to treat different file types.


Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 11:00:52PM +0300, Zbigniew Koziol wrote:
>> That mid9 is just to provoke an answer ;)
>> Somewhat I am confused with that nice tool. I read man - and files  
>> listed there are not present on the system.
>> Midnight Commander (I am used to it for 14 years, but am always  
>> forgetting details how it works) has quite a lot of nice features I 
>> enjoy.
>> For instance, when I choose View on a pdf file - it shows text of pdf  
>> file. That means that it "knows" how to parse pdf file and convert it to  
>> text. It "knows" as well a lot more, on other files as well. While I am  
>> at the moment interested in pdf - I am interested more where to find mc  
>> configuration and look into there, and find out what it is doing.
> I really really hope mc was smart enough to use the mime types system
> rather than invent its own.  At least that way mc can be totally stupid
> and just do whatever it is told which is how it should be.

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