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Last File Manager

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.

The software package also include pyview, a text/hex file pager (viewer) that can be used independently of Last File Manager.

 lfm 2.3

Free to download



Inigo Serna


System Requirements
Python 2.5 or higher
ncurses 5.x or higher


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Features include:

  • Console-based file manager for UNIX platforms
  • 1-pane or 2-pane view
  • Tabs
  • Bookmarks
  • History
    • Use different types of history lists: path, file, glob, grep, exec, cli for the different forms and actions
    • Persistent history between sessions
  • Virtual File Systems for compressed files.  Supported types are .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .tar.xz, .zip, .rar, and .7z files.
  • Dialogs with entry completion
  • PowerCLI, an advanced command line interface with completion, persistent history, variable substitution and many other useful features
    • Uses EntryLine, so same key bindings are available. You can press Ctrl-V to paste file name for instance
    • Completion (Ctrl-T or TAB key), both for system programs or path files and directories
    • Loops to run the same command for all the selected files
    • Variable substitution
    • Execute python code
    • Persistent history between sessions
    • Faster than opening a shell (Ctrl-O)
  • Fast access to the shell
  • Direct integration of find/grep, df and other tools
  • Color files by extension
  • Support for different file names encodings
  • Fast file viewer with text and binary modes
  • tar files compress/uncompress
  • Unicode support

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