View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to change Midnight Commanders language on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server

January 28th, 2012, 07:48 PM
Hi everyone,

as the topic says, I need to change the language of the installed Midnight Commander for a user in the terminal. The user is connecting over SSH. Does anyone knows where and how I can change the displaying language in Midnight Commander ?


January 28th, 2012, 08:03 PM
LANG=lang mc
Where lang is the locale you want to use. For example:

LANG=hu_HU.utf8 mcwill run mc in Hungarian.

You can list the available locales with:

locale -a

See: community/Locale

February 3rd, 2012, 12:14 PM
sry for the late reply, thanks that worked :)

February 3rd, 2012, 01:00 PM
You're welcome!

Please don't forget to mark this thread as [SOLVED].

April 1st, 2013, 11:58 AM
How many files are around to set this line into?
I guess you just forgot to mention this, too?
Without mentioning the file for the line you shouldnt set this topic to "solved".