lfm 2.3

A simple but powerful file manager for the UNIX console.

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What's new in lfm 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.
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LICENSE TYPE:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
USER RATING:
3.7/5 22
DEVELOPED BY:
Inigo Serna
HOMEPAGE:
www.terra.es
CATEGORY:
ROOT \ Desktop Environment \ File managers
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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.

Requirements:

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.

Installation:

lfm is very easy to install, just keep next steps:

1. Download sources

2. Uncompress file

3. Build:

python setup.py build

4. Install, as root::

python setup.py install

5. Run it:

lfm

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:

lfm()
{
/usr/bin/lfm "$*" # type here full path to lfm script
LFMPATHFILE=/tmp/lfm-$$.path
cd "`cat $LFMPATHFILE`"
rm -f $LFMPATHFILE
}

If you don't use bash or csh shell, above lines must be different.

Last updated on May 23rd, 2011

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