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Selecting all in mc

Selecting all files and folders in a directory viewed in a panel of Midnight Commander. Achieving the same effect a does Ctrl + A under Microsoft Windows or Cmd + A in macOS:

  1. Open a directory
  2. Ctrl + Shift + =
  3. Enter * [asterisk]
  4. Enter
mc - A directory with files and folders - Screenshot

A directory with files and folders

mc - Selection options prompt - Screenshot

Selection options prompt

mc - Entering * [asterisk] - Screenshot

Entering * [asterisk]

mc - All files and folders has been selected - Screenshot

All files and folders has been selected

The keyboard shortcut of Ctrl + Shift + = is meant to type plus symbol. So just Shift + = may also happen to be enough.

The Using shell patterns option in selection options prompt has to be checked on in order to make asterisk to work as the symbol for all or any.

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