MCVIEW(1) GNU Midnight Commander MCVIEW(1)
mcview - Internal file viewer of GNU Midnight Commander.
mcview [-bcCdfhstVx?] file
mcview is a link to mc, the main GNU Midnight Commander executable.
Executing GNU Midnight Commander under this name requests staring the
internal viewer and opening the file specified on the command line.
-b Force black and white display.
-c Force color mode on terminals where mcview defaults to black and
-C <keyword>=<FGcolor>,<BGcolor>:<keyword>= ...
Specify a different color set. See the Colors section in mc(1)
for more information.
-d Disable mouse support.
-f Display the compiled-in search paths for Midnight Commander
-t Used only if the code was compiled with S-Lang and terminfo: it
makes the Midnight Commander use the value of the TERMCAP vari-
able for the terminal information instead of the information on
the system wide terminal database
-V Displays the version of the program.
-x 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 MC_COLOR_TABLE
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 ~/.mc/ini file is missing.
Global settings for the Midnight Commander. Settings in this
file affect all users, whether they have ~/.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 the Midnight Commander for details on the License and the lack
The latest version of this program can be found at ftp://ftp.ibib-
Bugs should be reported to email@example.com
MC Version 4.6.0 January 2003 MCVIEW(1)
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