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    lf (file manager) is described as 'Terminal file manager written in Go (programming language)' and is a File Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to lf (file manager) for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, BSD, Windows and Cygwin. The best alternative is Dolphin File Manager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like lf (file manager) are Midnight Commander, ranger, muCommander and nnn.

    lf (file manager) is mainly a File Manager but alternatives to it may also be FTP Clients or File Renamers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of lf (file manager).
    This page was last updated Apr 27, 2022
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    Terminal file manager written in Go (programming language).
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    1. Dolphin is a file manager for KDE focusing on usability. Has three view modes: Icon, Detail and it used to have Column View like in Finder (it is not available in current version due to problems with maintaibility). Supports FTP, SCP and other protocols. Highly configurable.
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      Dolphin does not even run in console.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.


    3. 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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      Lunatica it's the closest to lf as lf seems to have been inspired by ranger. By lf is wayy faster; ranger is slow.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris...).
    4. Initially forked from noice, nnn is a super fast and resource-sensitive, terminal-based file browser.


    5. JumpFm is a minimalistic dual panel file manager (currently released only for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that lets you navigate your file system very efficiently.

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      The last release was in 2017, but you can still download it and use it.

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      Vifm is a file manager with curses interface, which provides Vi[m]-like environment for managing objects within file systems, extended with some useful ideas from mutt.
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      Broot offers a better way to navigate directories. Different from the typical 'tree' command, it summarizes directory contents so more fits on screen.
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      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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      Organize files across many devices in one place. From cloud services to offline hard drives, Spacedrive combines the storage capacity and processing power of your devices into one personal distributed cloud, that is both secure and intuitive to use.
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