May 26, 2018

Missing terminal file browser for X

nnn is a fast and resource-sensitive file browser which integrates well with your DE and favorite GUI utilities, works with the desktop opener, supports bookmarks, has smart navigation shortcuts, has navigate-as-you-type mode, disk usage analyzer mode, comprehensive file details and much more.

nnn can

  • open any file in the default desktop application or a custom one
  • navigate-as-you-type search-as-you-type enabled even on directory switch
  • check disk usage with number of files in current directory tree
  • run desktop search utility gnome-search-tool or catfish in any directory
  • copy absolute file path to clipboard, spawn a terminal and use the file path
  • navigate instantly using shortcuts like ~, -, & or handy bookmarks
  • use cd ….. at chdir prompt to go to a parent directory
  • show detailed file stats, media info, list and extract archives
  • pin a directory you may need to revisit and jump to it anytime
  • lock the current terminal after a specified idle time
  • change directory on exit

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