File Managers

nnn – fast and flexible file manager

nnn (Noice is Not Noice) is a performance-optimized, feature-packed fork of the noice terminal file browser.

The file manager offers seamless desktop integration, simplified navigation, navigate-as-you-type mode, bookmarks, disk usage analyzer mode, comprehensive file details and much more.

It strives to be a simple and efficient file browser without feature bloat that seeks to stay out of a user’s way.

Features include:

  • Easy to use.
  • Optimized code, minimal resource usage.
  • Modes – basic, detail, disk usage analyzer (du).
  • Navigation:
    • Familiar, easy shortcuts (arrows, ~, -, &).
    • Navigate-as-you-type mode. In this mode directories are opened in filter mode, allowing continuous navigation.
    • Handy bookmarks, start at bookmark, pin and visit directory.
    • chdir prompt with tab completion (interprets cd ….. too!).
    • Roll-over at edges, page through entries.
    • Show directories in custom colour (default: enabled in blue).
  • Sorting:
    • Directories are always listed on top (even in disk usage analyzer mode).
    • Sort by file name, modification time, and size.
    • Numeric order (1, 2, … 10, 11, …) for numeric names.
  • Search:
    • Super fast directory content filtering with search-as-you-type.
    • Desktop search (gnome-search-tool, catfish) integration.
  • Mimes:
    • Open with desktop opener (default) or specify a custom app.
    • Create, list and extract archives (needs atool).
    • Optionally open text files in EDITOR (fallback vi).
    • Customizable bash script nlay to play files in different apps by file type.
  • Information:
    • Detailed stat-like file information.
    • Media information (needs mediainfo or exiftool, if specified).
  • Convenience:
    • Create, rename files and directories.
    • Batch rename/move/delete current directory entries in vidir (from moreutils).
    • Spawn SHELL (fallback sh) in the current directory.
    • Run a custom script in the current directory.
    • Copy absolute file paths with/without X (easy shell integration).
    • Change directory at exit (easy shell integration).
    • Open any file in EDITOR (fallback vi) or PAGER (fallback less).
    • Open current directory in a custom GUI file browser.
    • Terminal screensaver/locker (default vlock, customizable) integration.
    • Scan each directory on visit (even in disk usage analyzer mode) rather than storing all the information from the first scan.
  • Unicode support.

Support: Quickstart
Developer: Arun Prakash Jana
License: 2-Clause BSD License

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

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