Selecting All Files in Midnight Commander (mc)

By | July 9, 2008

Midnight commander is a very useful tool in Linux. As I found from my previous experience, it is the only way to delete a plenty of files without overloading the server. If you are a Linux newbie, you might not know how to select all the files listed by Midnight Commander (Like Ctrl+A in Windows). I will tell ou this keyboard shortcut, you will find it useful when you want to copy all the files from a folder using graphic interface of mc.

To select all the items listed in mc, you need to Press “Alt”+”Shift”+”+”. This will show you the dialog window with “*” entered. You just need to press Enter (Return) to select all the files.