Midnight Commander 4.6.1 running on BeagleBone with Angstrom Distribution.
BeagleBone is a linux box. So get all the classic linux tools!
mc aka Midnight Commander is a visual file manager (orthodox file manager) used in console work. It is released under under GNU GPL.
For those who are not familiar with mc it is a product in the line of nc – Norton Commander, Path Minder, dn – Dos Navigator, far, Windows Commander / Total Commander.
mc v4.6.1 runs smooth on BeagleBone/Angstrom, mc v220.127.116.11 needs the S-Lang Library (http://s-lang.org) so I skipped it.
Installing mc from source is simple but it takes some time for every step, is not like installing it on a server but you have enough time to read the full output without redirecting it to a file 🙂
wget http://www.midnight-commander.org/downloads/mc-4.6.1.tar.gz tar -xzvf mc-4.6.1.tar.gz cd mc-4.6.1 ./configure make make install
Angstrom Distribution: http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/
Element14 BeagleBone Doc: http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-45028/l/beaglebone-720mhz-arm-cortex-a8-neon-gpu-256-mib-ddr2-ethernet
opkg install mc