mcdiff, mcedit mcview: Internal tools, externalized

I can’t mention mc without pointing out that at least three of its internal tools — a diff’er, an editor and a viewer — are accessible without actually starting mc straightaway.

2014-01-05-lv-r1fz6-mcdiff 2014-01-05-lv-r1fz6-mcedit 2014-01-05-lv-r1fz6-mcview

Left to right, mcdiff, mcedit and mcview. McThankYou. 🙄

As far as I can tell, these are mirror images of what you get when you cue the tools from within mc. And as you can see, they all follow mc’s general look and feel.

I am not a huge fan of any of those sub-programs, but I will admit I use the viewer frequently, if I’m already in Midnight Commander.

For most other uses, I rely on vim, diff and most, depending.

Point being, if you become accustomed to mc’s style and arrangement, and you don’t ally yourself with any particular viewer or editor, these three might save you a little disk space … and spare you learning another whole program. 😐