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7 Best Command Line Navigation Tools
The cd command is a command-line OS shell command used to change the current working directory. A directory is a logical section of a file system used to hold files. Directories may also contain other directories. The cd command can be used to change into a subdirectory, move back into the parent directory, move all the way back to the root directory or move to any given directory.

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RealPlayer supports RealAudio, RealVideo 10, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and Theora, H263, AAC and more. Get ready for accelerated video, full screen playback, and a lot more to play. It comes with a Mozilla-compatible plug-in, and a elegant UI design which is based on GTK technology.


  • Midnight Commander
    Midnight Commander is a Unix file manager and shell. Being a text mode application, GNU Midnight Commander can be used locally or remotely, on the console or under X Window System. By using full screen space of the terminals, it provides an intuitive user interface to the operating system, aiming to be a useful tool for users with any level of experience, from a newbie to a guru. Read more hot
  • AsmMgr
    AsmMgr is a file manager that is configured to support the AsmIDE family of development tools. It can also be configured as a "mc" clone. Features include: file manipulation, two panel views, mouse support, integrated shell, and more.
  • CLEX
    CLEX is a file manager with full-screen user interface (curses library) that has on-line context-sensitive help, easy configuration and command history.
  • clist
    clist is a text-based directory browser and file manager. It uses the curses library for graphics and the keyboard for interaction.
  • evening commander
    evening commander is a midnight commander like file manager for Emacs.
  • FDclone
    FDclone is a file & directory maintenance tool. It is a clone of "FD" for MS-DOS.
  • GNU Interactive Tools
    a set of interactive tools. It contains an extensible file system browser, an ascii/hex file viewer, a process viewer/killer and some other related utilities and shell scripts
  • Last File Manager
    Last File Manager is an open source powerful console-based file manager. It has a curses interface and it is written in the Python programming language. Read more
  • mcvox
    mcvox is a Midnight Commander derivative which can be rendered via an auditory user interface, a braille display or a tiny screen.
  • Midnight Commander MP
    The goal of this project is creating a stable, well-working, usefull console-only version of well-known Midnight Commander, without bugs and garbage, like tk, xv and gnome.
  • Necromancer's Dos Navigator
    Necromancer's Dos Navigator is a "Norton Commander" clone. It uses a well known text-mode interface, is highly customizable, and has a lot of features. Its key features are a text editor with syntax highlighting, horizontal/vertical blocks, multiple codepages, undo/redo, bookmarks, powerful searching, and regex; a file viewer with text view, asm/dump/hex edit, raw blocks, header viewer, search, regex, and unlimited filesize; a powerful filepanel with higlighting, VFSs, and filefind with textsearch and regex; a calculator and more. Read more
  • Not A Commander
    yet another file manager modeled after the Norton Commander
  • Pfm
    a terminal-based file manager written in Perl, based on PFM.COM for MS-DOS
  • Ranger
    Ranger is an open source console based file manager that gives users greater flexibility and a good overview of files without having to leave the *nix console. It visualizes the directory tree in two dimensions: the directory hierarchy on one, lists of files on the other, with a preview to the right so you know where you will be going. Read more
  • Sunrise Commander
    The Sunrise Commander is a richly featured double-pane file manager for the Emacs editor that combines the power of dired and the convenience of orthodox file managers (Midnight Commander, Far, etc).
  • UnixTree
    a full-screen, interactive file management program. You can view directories in a tree-like display, and change the way the files are displayed. Extensive file and directory management commands are also provided, as well as context-sensitive online help
  • VFU File Manager
    VFU File Manager includes normal file handling features as well as filename completion, tree views, regexp selection, archive support, and much more.
  • vifm
    Vifm is a ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings. If you use vi, vifm gives you complete keyboard control over your files without having to learn a new set of commands. Read more
  • Vshnu
    handy for powerful directory listing and navigation, Unix command assembly, special actions on file types, and fileset handling
  • WCM Commander
    WCM Commander is a multi-platform file manager inspired by FAR Commander / Norton Commander. It runs in graphics mode, but emulates a terminal, provides an editor with syntax highlighting, a text viewer, virtual and remote file systems support (FTP, SFTP, SMB).
  • Xffm Code Set
    Xffm Code Set is a set of applications and libraries which avoid reinventing features available from the Unix command line by using interprocess communication with command line applications.
  • XTC
    UnixTree is a powerful and versatile console-mode filemanager for Unix and Linux systems, modeled very closely after the distinguished DOS program XTreeGold. It provides both a fast and catchy interface for daily file and directory maintenance needs, as well as the ability to perform sophisticated tasks on arbitrary selections of particular files all across the directory tree.
  • Ytree
    Ytree is similar to DOS Xtree. It is for browsing filesystems and archives (RAR/SPM/RPM/TAR/ARC/LHA/ZIP/ZOO).

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