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How to Use Midnight Commander, a Visual File Manager

This is a good tutorial on mc (midnight commander) — a file manager that runs in the terminal.

There’s also a cheatsheet here:

I also found a few skins and changed mine by adding an alias like this:

alias mc='mc --skin=gotar'

There are various other themes available online if you search around (like Dracula).

This command will print some documentation about colors:

$ mc --help-color

There are more tips here:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Midnight_Commander