A simple but powerful file manager for the UNIX console.
lfm is written in Python_ and need curses module. It needs Python v2.0 or maybe higher, it won't work with v1.5. Since version 0.90, *lfm* needs ncurses >= v5.x because of its
handling of terminal resizing.
All modern UNIX flavours (Linux, *BSD, Solaris, etc) will run it without problems.
lfm is very easy to install, just keep next steps:
1. Download sources
2. Uncompress file
python setup.py build
4. Install, as root::
python setup.py install
5. Run it:
To let 'lfm' to change to panel's current directory after quiting with q, Q or F10 keys, you must add next code to /etc/bashrc or to your ~/.bashrc:
/usr/bin/lfm "$*" # type here full path to lfm script
cd "`cat $LFMPATHFILE`"
rm -f $LFMPATHFILE
If you don't use bash or csh shell, above lines must be different.
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What's New in version 2.1
- Ctrl-H now shows or hides dot files. Ctrl-Y displays directories' history.
- It's now posible to move the cursor in the non-active pane, and this behavior can be toggled with Ctrl-W. Support was added for .7z compressed files.
- The F2 and F12 keys were swapped, so now F2 renames files and F12 shows the file menu.
- New key shortcuts were added in dialogs.