File Managers

rnr – text based file manager

The RNR File Manager (RNR’s Not Ranger) is a text based file manager that combines the best features of Midnight Commander and Ranger.

It aims to be a robust file copier.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Very fast file and directory browser with Vim-style keys and powerful fuzzy filter.
  • Explore compressed archives as normal read-only directories (requires archivefs or archivemount).
  • Fast directory jumping with bookmarks.
  • Many file rename options.
  • Robust file copy engine with minimal user interaction. Great for copying large amounts of data reliably.
  • Text and binary file viewer with line numbers and syntax highlighting for text, and masked data for binary, with optional hex display mode for both formats.
  • Optional file and directory preview in the other panel.
  • If the internal file viewer is not used, view files with the selected pager (default: less).
  • Edit files with the selected editor (default: vi).
  • Open files with the selected opener (default: xdg-open).
  • Execute shell commands, with macro substitutions to easily manipulate the tagged files.
    cd to the last visited directory on exit (compatible with bash and fish).

Developer: Franco Bugnano
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

rnr in action

rnr is written in Python. Learn Python with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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