Broot Alternatives

    Broot is described as 'offers a better way to navigate directories. Different from the typical 'tree' command, it summarizes directory contents so more fits on screen' and is a File Manager in the File Management category. There are eight alternatives to Broot for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Mac, Cygwin and Windows. The best alternative is Midnight Commander, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Broot are ranger (Free, Open Source), nnn (Free, Open Source), lf (file manager) (Free, Open Source) and noice (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 19, 2021

    1. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
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    2. ranger is a file manager with VI key bindings. It provides a minimalistic and nice curses interface with a view on the directory hierarchy. The secondary task of ranger is to psychically guess which program you want to use for opening particular files.
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    3. Initially forked from noice, nnn is a super fast and resource-sensitive, terminal-based file browser. FEATURES - Mode-based navigation (basic, detail, disk usage analyzer). - Navigate-as-you-type mode with auto-select.
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    4. lf (list files) is a terminal file manager written in Go programming language.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Cygwin
      noice, a blazing-fast lightweight terminal file browser with easy keyboard shortcuts for navigation, opening files and running tasks. noice is developed considering terminal based systems. There is no config file and mime associations are hard-coded.
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    5. Ranger-like file manager for the terminal made with Rust.
    6. Fast and hackable file manager for the terminal.
    7. A shell-like, command line terminal file manager written in C: simple, fast, extensible, and lightweight as hell.
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