File Managers

Last File Manager – Python based file manager

Last File Manager is a powerful, open source, 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.

It runs with Python v3.4 or higher and doesn’t need additional modules or any other dependencies, only those provided by the python standard library.

Features include:

  • Console-based file manager for UNIX platforms.
  • 1-pane or 2-pane view.
  • Tabs.
  • Bookmarks – define up to 35 bookmarks. Bookmark path can be inserted in EntryLine widgets or PowerCLI.
  • 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.
  • Colour files by extension.
  • Support for different file names encodings.
  • Fast file viewer with text and binary modes.
  • tar files compress/uncompress.
  • Fully customizable key bindings.
  • Filters can be used in tabs to hide some files or directories from the view.
  • Unicode support. lfm uses UTF-8 encoding.
  • Run a subset of python language code in a sandbox.

Developer: Inigo Serna
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


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