mc on beaglebone

Midnight Commander 4.6.1 running on BeagleBone with Angstrom Distribution.

BeagleBone is a linux box. So get all the classic linux tools!

Midnight Commander on BeagleBone

Midnight Commander on BeagleBone

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 v4.8.1.7 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

Useful Links:

Angstrom Distribution: http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/
BeagleBone: http://beagleboard.org/bone
Element14 BeagleBone Doc: http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-45028/l/beaglebone-720mhz-arm-cortex-a8-neon-gpu-256-mib-ddr2-ethernet

Later edit:

http://feeds.angstrom-distribution.org/feeds/v2012.12/ipk/eglibc/armv7a-vfp-neon/base/mc_4.8.4-r0.2_armv7a-vfp-neon.ipk

opkg install mc
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