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To install Midnight Commander, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Midnight Commander, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Midnight Commander, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

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- name: Install mc
    name: mc
    version: ''
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

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    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

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  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

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Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 30 Dec 2020.


Windows XP+/32 bit native port of GNU Midnight Commander.

Midnight Commander (also known as mc) is a free cross-platform orthodox file manager and a clone of Norton Commander.


  • supports the recent Windows 10 plus the prior legacy console
  • 16 and 256 colour modes are available
  • ability work with common archive formats as if they were simply another directory
  • ability to function as an SFTP/FTP client
  • includes a builtin editor/view
    • syntax highlighing for many languages
    • macros
    • code snuppets
    • simple integration with external tools
    • automatic indentation
    • mouse and clipboard support
    • ability to work in both ASCII and hex modes* rename groups of files
  • move files to a different directory at the same time they are renamed
  • specify original and resulting filenames using wildcards


Package Parameters

  • desktopicon - create a shortcut on the desktop
  • modifypath - add the install directory to the path


  • An uninstaller is provided for the package to ensure silent removal - the flags registered with the installation for a silent removal are not complete
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  - Use powershell function 'Get-Filehash' - Get-Filehash mcwin32-build214-setup.exe
  - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe' - checksum -t sha256 -f mcwin32-build214-setup.exe

  File32:         mcwin32-build214-setup.exe
  ChecksumType32: sha256
  Checksum32: 10EFB2F6E759B23A9753F0F141C042C7E11EFAED3EB6FC12A444B07020F42DA6
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$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$toolsDir = (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)

$installer = Join-Path $toolsDir 'mcwin32-build214-setup.exe'


$pp = Get-PackageParameters

#if ($pp.Count > 0) {
  $parameters = @()

  $pp.GetEnumerator() | ForEach-Object {
    switch ($_.name) {
        'desktopicon' {
            Write-Verbose("A shortcut on the desktop will be created for $env:ChocolateyPackageName")
            $parameters += $_
        'modifypath' {
            #$silentArgs += " /$($_.name)=`"$($_.value)`""
            Write-Verbose("Path will be modified to include $env:ChocolateyPackageName install location")
            $parameters += $_
        Default {
            Write-Warning("Unknown parameter $_ will be ignored")

  $silentArgs += " /TASKS=`"{0}`"" -f ($parameters -join ",")
  Write-Verbose("Constructed silent args $silentArgs")

$packageArgs = @{
  PackageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  File           = $installer
  FileType       = 'exe'
  SilentArgs     = $silentArgs
  ValidExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName   = 'mc'
$packageSearch = 'GNU Midnight Commander'
$installerType = 'exe'
$validExitCodes = @(0)

Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                          'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                 -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
  | Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch*" } `
  | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                 -FileType "$installerType" `
                                                 -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                                 -File "$($_.UninstallString.Replace('"',''))" `
                                                 -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }
md5: 2C34015BA0D1C91CCFD13375352A7640 | sha1: E74A9C573576F76D793655CCD3C1E8D573A6A928 | sha256: 10EFB2F6E759B23A9753F0F141C042C7E11EFAED3EB6FC12A444B07020F42DA6 | sha512: 543320C8E3A38217C0D136F0D576C50CF05F239B8832DBECA49B27E6F40360B88EB716C53B49353474DE27053DA3C5DE2A76EF471746B560721BA5F6102E7938

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Midnight Commander 2323 Sunday, August 23, 2020 Approved
Midnight Commander 7571 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Approved
Midnight Commander 3748 Thursday, March 9, 2017 Approved
Midnight Commander 401 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Approved
Midnight Commander 1949 Friday, April 17, 2015 Approved
Midnight Commander 400 Friday, April 17, 2015 Approved
Midnight Commander 477 Friday, April 17, 2015 Approved
Midnight Commander 429 Friday, April 17, 2015 Approved
Midnight Commander 571 Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Approved
Midnight Commander 531 Thursday, February 5, 2015 Approved

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