File Managers

ncursesFM – Ncurses File Manager for Linux

ncursesFM is a file manager using the ncurses library.

It aims to be as user friendly and lightweight as possible, while being good looking and simple.

The software is released under an open source license.

Features include:

  • Every feature you would expect by a basic file manager.
  • Terminal window resize support.
  • 2 tabs support. Their content is kept in sync. Jump between tabs with arrow keys (left/right).
  • config support through libconfig.
  • Basic mouse support.
  • Simple sysinfo monitor that will refresh every 30s: clock, battery and some system info.
  • Fast browse mode: enable it with ‘,’. Once enabled, users can jump between files in current folder by just typing their names.
  • 4 sorting modes – alphabetically, by size, by last modified, or by type.
  • Stats support (permissions and sizes).
  • Inotify monitor to check for fs events in current opened directories.
  • Bookmarks support.
  • Search support: it will search your string in current directory tree. It can search your string inside archives too.
  • Basic print support through libcups.
  • Extract/compress files/folders through libarchive.
  • Power management inhibition while processing a job (e.g. while pasting a file) to avoid data loss.
  • Internal udisks2 monitor, to poll for new devices. It can automount new connected devices too. Device monitor will list only mountable devices, eg: dvd reader will not be listed until a cd/dvd is inserted.
  • Drives/usb sticks/ISO files (un)mount through udisks2.
  • Support for extracting password protected archives.
  • Install downloaded package files through packagekit.
  • libnotify support.
  • clang support.
  • Unicode support.
  • Internationalization support – translations are available for French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Support: Wiki
Developer: Federico
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

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ncursesFM is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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