As far as I know, Midnight Commander should be able to run different shells within it (the line second to the bottom). My question is, where/how can I configure which shell does mc use? Thanks!

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Midnight Commander uses a shell from the SHELL environment variable if it is set, otherwise the shell from /etc/passwd entry of the current user, and falls back to a shell installed (in an order) if that fails.

Thus to change the shell in Midnight Commander just set the SHELL environment variable.

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