[APP] midnight-commander 188.8.131.52 for Android (updated to 184.108.40.206, with APK Installer)
Here's the classic Midnight Commander for Android!
a) Function keys work (F3 - view, F5 - copy, F8 - delete, F10 - exit, etc...)
b) Very stable, doesn't crash.
c) Much easier installation than the previous one version (which needed an additional apt-get clone, named ipkg, etc). More about this below.
d) comes bundled with xterm (terminfo) and syntax highlighting for major languages.
e) I kept the wrapper script 4.6.2 but updated it so that function keys work.
There is an one year old version floating around (version 4.6.2) and even if does start, it crashed every time I pressed the arrow keys in the search panels:
Not only this, but I had to restart Putty, since the whole screen became garbled.
You need a rooted phone with busybox.
Installation is easy:
click Install and allow root access.
If everything is ok, you will see an output like in the screenshot below:
To use mc, you could connect with a terminal emulator (but it looks ugly). A good alternative is if you use DroidSSHd as SSH server on the phone and Putty as client from your PC (or connect-bot as client on the phone).
For now, there is no uninstaller for the native MC that is extracted on the phone. Thus, feel free to uninstall the app as you don't need it anymore once MC native is copied to the phone.
cp cannot create 'mc-4.0.7................
read only file system.
How to solve this ?
I tried to remount /system as rw but didnīt help.
How to get write access to / ?
I tried to extract the archive on a linux machine and copy the folders to device via QtADB but when I tried to run mc from terminal emulator I get error run xterm.
So I think there was some permission errors.
No, this doesn't work eather, I've already tried.
I figure it out myself though, needed to remount rw my / partition which is rootfs.
After that the extarction worked without any error.
But still I get:
Error opening terminal: xterm
when I try to execute mc.
# ls -l /etc/terminfo/x/xterm
-rw-r--r-- 1 system system 3213 Jul 5 2010 /etc/terminfo/x/xterm
# cat /system/xbin/mc
if [ ! -e $TMPDIR ]; then
# So that F1, ... works
# ls -l /system/xbin/mc.real
-rwxr-xr-x 1 system system 3508114 Aug 31 19:51 /system/xbin/mc.real
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