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mc doesn’t open zip files

After I upgraded Ubuntu to 12.04, I also updated mc from source. The current stable version is 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 ~/.mc.

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.

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