Today my post will be quite short: a simple yet useful keyboard shortcut for mc. Often you need to select all files in a Midnight Commander panel, just like using Ctrl+A in Windows. Mignight commander has another shortcut, that uses mask and allows you to select all the files in a mc panel. Here is your initial view:
And here is what you get after pressing
“*” appears and you just need to press enter:
As you can see all files are selected and now you’re welcome to do anything you want: copy, move, delete, etc. Hope you’ll find it useful; I’ve never seen this function documented.