This tiny tool that relies on the shoulder of giants has one single goal: to allow the user to navigate between directories faster than other tools, even
cd in most cases.
I focused on UX to make it easy and useful. Look these nice features:
- The last created directories are near the focused cursor for quick access.
- Always focus on directory ".." when changing directory to allow quick exit to the parent directory.
- Files are listed separated from directories.
- Files can be opened with the associated application.
- The path of last directory or file accessed is copied to the clipboard.
- Fuzzy search.
How to install
1) Install the following dependencies using your distro's package manager:
- xgd-open (from package xdg-utils)
2) Download the script
navigator from https://github.com/llagerlof/navigator
3) Copy the script to
4) Make it executable with
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/navigator
5) Create an alias in your
~/.bashrc. Add the following line to the end of file:
alias n="source /usr/local/bin/navigator"
6) Reopen the shell to reload the aliases.
How to use
- Run the script typing
- Navigate with arrow keys.
- Press ENTER key to access a directory.
- Press ENTER key to open a file with the associated application.
- Press ESC key to exit the script. Your new current directory is the last directory visited while using Navigator.
- Start typing to fuzzy search the current list of directories and files.
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