Midnight Commander is still our favourite Linux file browse and copy utility.
How to compress selected files
- Select them
- Press F2
- Press the ‘@’ sign
- Use this command:
7z a ARCHIVE_NAME.7z %s
What extra packages does Midnight Commander like?
If you want your Midnight Commander to have the maximum amount of functionality, installed these optional packages.
The pipe | links mean either|or so pick one that you prefer.
This is from 2019
arj catdvi | texlive-binaries dbview djvulibre-bin genisoimage gv libaspell-dev links | w3m | lynx odt2txt poppler-utils python-boto python-tz xpdf | pdf-viewer