lfm is a simple but powerful file manager for the UNIX console. The application has been developed with the ol' good Midnight Commander as model.
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.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· 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.
· Cursor movement was sped up.
· Lots of code cleaning and refactoring were done and some bugs were fixed.