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Midnight commander uses the full screen of the terminal in a very efficient way. It displays two panels for files horizontally. On the bottom it has the most useful commands with their corresponding key attached. All of this makes for a very intuitive interface both for beginners and experienced users. See More
Midnight commander is easy and intuitive to use. The most common commands are displayed in the bottom (move, copy, paste, delete, edit, view, make directory). Files can be selected with the arrow keys which move the cursor through them. The Enter key goes down in a directory. To move the focus between two panels the tab key is used. See More
Some file managers are bulky but not so intelligent. For example, when copying files, MC will display the current speed of transfer whereas other file managers might only give you a hint. It can also do symlinks very simply and intuitively. And it is very fast. See More
May be difficult to get past the fact that it asked for commands dd and cc and the likes to cut and or paste. Arch-Linux normally prides itself on not over-complicating things. This is too bad. It is a great idea with the 3 Smart Columns, but why would anyone prefer to need to learn 30 commands in order to cut and paste or copy a file or folder, or to see/change permissions? See More
If you are not familiar with vim-like keybindings, you can use standard keys from other file managers like F5 (copy), F4 (edit), F8 (delete), arrows for moving between folders/files, etc. If you don't like those either, you can customize bindings any way you like. See More
Ranger allows the use of various scripts for calling on individual or multiple files, for file previews, or for other operations. This allows for in-terminal full colour previews of images and videos. You can even call external scripts or chain shell commands from the primary interface. See More
I like it. It's quick, easy, and as importantly, works for my needs. That being said, it's currently version 0.3. And there doesn't seem to be much about it on its website. Said to be lots of improvements between version 0.2 and 0.3. Perhaps a little more specific (a what's new page maybe?). Perhaps some elaboration on the features mentioned at the bottom of the page. See More
You can add a Multi Rename preset to Favorites, so if you select the files you want to rename and click on the saved preset in the sidebar, the Multi Rename sheet will show up with the previously configured setup and you only have to click Rename to finish. See More
You can click the Files entry in the panel to access a specific location (remote or local), connect to a certain server (FTP, SFTP, SAMBA, etc.), access your bookmarks, open a new window, as well as to change its default functionality. See More
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