mc doesn’t open zip files
After I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04, I also updated mc from source. The current stable version is 188.8.131.52. However, these recent versions of mc introduced some novelties. For instance, using the old mc.ext files, they won’t open archives :(
Another novelty is that the folder of mc was moved from “
~/.mc” to “
~/.config/mc“. So I moved my
mc.ext file to the new location. I also had a symbolic link called “
bindings” that pointed to
mc.ext, it was moved too. Then I removed the obsolete folder
Now, update your mc.ext file to the new format in order to open archives:
cd ~/.config/mc mv mc.ext mc.ext.old cat mc.ext.old | sed 's|\(Open.*\)#\(.*\)$|\1/\2://|' > mc.ext
Restart mc and opening the archives should work now.
This tip is from here.