Last Updated on July 8, 2023
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.
- Easy to use.
- Optimized code, minimal resource usage.
- Modes – basic, detail, disk usage analyzer (du).
- 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).
- 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.
- Super fast directory content filtering with search-as-you-type.
- Desktop search (gnome-search-tool, catfish) integration.
- 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.
- Detailed stat-like file information.
- Media information (needs mediainfo or exiftool, if specified).
- 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.
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