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Lightning Fast Terminal File Manager

Jacob Herrington (he/him)
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I've been using nnn for a few months now, and I can't overhype it.

It's a no-frills, super-fast file manager that runs in your terminal. It's open source and written in C.

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nnn () is a full-featured terminal file manager. It's tiny and nearly 0-config with an incredible speed.

It is designed to be unobtrusive with smart workflows to match the trains of thought.

nnn can analyze disk usage, batch rename, launch apps and pick files. The plugin repository has tons of plugins to extend the capabilities further e.g. preview, (un)mount disks, find & list, file/dir diff, upload files.

There are 2 independent (neo)vim plugins - nnn.vim and vim-floaterm nnn wrapper.

It runs smoothly on the Pi, Termux (Android), Linux, macOS, BSD, Haiku, Cygwin, WSL, across DEs and GUI utilities or a strictly CLI environment.

Expand for some nnn magic! 🕶️
  • Instantly load, sort, filter thousands of files
  • Type to navigate with automatic dir selection
  • List input…

The Quickstart guide is excellent.

Discussion (4)

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Thomas Landin

Another option to consider: (NSFW language on the page).

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Stas Syritsyn

First time i see NSFW referring to language, not nudes. I do believe porn is not the best thing to spend time on at work, but language? Cmon, who even cares about language?

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Thomas Landin

I don't know where every member works, and I've worked in places where web filters would've caught that word.

Better safe than sorry.