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Ranger: Console-Based File Management

Aug 16, 2010, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Juliet Kemp)

"Given my fondness for the console and for bare-bones window managers like ratpoison, I'm always pleased when I find another neat console tool. This time it was Ranger (hat-tip to K.Mandla), an ncurses-based file manager.

"Unfortunately, Ranger doesn't seem to be available as a package for Debian or Ubuntu, but it can be downloaded and installed from the project page. It looks a little weird when you first run it; it took me a moment to work out which subdirectory my cursor was actually in. However, hitting the arrow keys a bit clarifies what's going on.

"The second column from the right is the directory that you're currently navigating within."

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