Section: GNU Midnight Commander (1)
Updated: June 2019
mcview - Internal file viewer of GNU Midnight Commander.
mcview is a link to
the main GNU Midnight Commander executable. Executing GNU Midnight
Commander under this name requests staring the internal viewer and
specified on the command line.
Force black and white display.
Force color mode on terminals where
defaults to black and white.
- -C <keyword>=<fgcolor>,<bgcolor>,<attributes>:<keyword>= ...
Specify a different color set. See the
section in mc(1) for more information.
Disable mouse support.
Display the compiled-in search paths for Midnight Commander files.
Used only if the code was compiled with S-Lang and terminfo: it makes
Midnight Commander use the value of the
variable for the terminal information instead of the information on
the system wide terminal database
Displays the version of the program.
Forces xterm mode. Used when running on xterm-capable terminals (two
screen modes, and able to send mouse escape sequences).
The default colors may be changed by appending to the
environment variable. Foreground and background colors pairs may be
specified for example with:
The help file for the program.
The default system-wide setup for GNU Midnight Commander, used only if
the user's own ~/.config/mc/ini file is missing.
Global settings for Midnight Commander. Settings in this file
affect all users, whether they have ~/.config/mc/ini or not.
User's own setup. If this file is present, the setup is loaded from
here instead of the system-wide startup file.
This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public
License as published by the Free Software Foundation. See the built-in
help of Midnight Commander for details on the License and the lack
The latest version of this program can be found at
Bugs should be reported to http://www.midnight-commander.org/.