Midnight Commander is MIA; any command line based twin pane file manager recommendations?

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  • goful

    Goful is a CUI file manager written in Go.


  • lf

    Terminal file manager


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  • nnn

    n³ The unorthodox terminal file manager


  • xplr

    A hackable, minimal, fast TUI file explorer


  • gdu

    Fast disk usage analyzer with console interface written in Go

    gdu - Just a very fast and cool disk usage explorer

  • btop

    A monitor of resources

    btop++ - Very cool system monitor

  • fd

    A simple, fast and user-friendly alternative to 'find'

    fd - A fast and user-friendly alternative for find

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • gotop

    A terminal based graphical activity monitor inspired by gtop and vtop

    gotop - Another system monitoring tool, written in Go

  • bat

    A cat(1) clone with wings.

    bat - A cat clone with wings, very nice file catter

  • ncdu

    inofficial fork of "NCurses Disk Usage"

    ncdu - Ncurses disk usage, but I like gdu better

  • exa

    A modern replacement for ‘ls’.

    exa - Very nice ls replacement with cool colors and many options

  • ripgrep

    ripgrep recursively searches directories for a regex pattern while respecting your gitignore

    ripgrep - Fast grep replacement with nice features

  • hgrep

    Grep with human-friendly search results

    hgrep - Another nicer replacement of grep

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