File manager with image preview in the terminal?

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  • kitty

    Cross-platform, fast, feature-rich, GPU based terminal

    You should try a terminal emulator that supports this 'natively' - Kitty is one of them. It has a 'kitten' (kind of plugin/module) that displays pictures.

  • lf

    Terminal file manager

    Yes, I'm looking to be using Kitty. I believe that WezTerm does pretty much everything as well. Kitty can display images with kitty +kitten icat image.jpg. But that's a little bit different to allowing image previews in a file manager. However, lf with image previews seems to be very capable. Image previews work fine in urxvt for example.

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  • Yes, I'm looking to be using Kitty. I believe that WezTerm does pretty much everything as well. Kitty can display images with kitty +kitten icat image.jpg. But that's a little bit different to allowing image previews in a file manager. However, lf with image previews seems to be very capable. Image previews work fine in urxvt for example.

  • viu

    Terminal image viewer with native support for iTerm and Kitty

    I have used ranger for some years (within tmux running in sakura), but I am starting to switch my terminal from sakura to kitty. This seems to have all of the power of tmux within the terminal itself. And this means that image viewing programs like viu will work. Now in my rc.conf file I have:

  • ranger

    A VIM-inspired filemanager for the console

  • clifm

    The shell-like, command line terminal file manager: simple, fast, extensible, and lightweight as hell

    There are a few file managers for the terminal that can do that. CliFM is one of them. It has a very detailed Wiki explaining the whole thing.

  • wezterm

    A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

    Yes, I'm looking to be using Kitty. I believe that WezTerm does pretty much everything as well. Kitty can display images with kitty +kitten icat image.jpg. But that's a little bit different to allowing image previews in a file manager. However, lf with image previews seems to be very capable. Image previews work fine in urxvt for example.

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  • kitty-pistol-previewer

    nnn-kitty-pistol-previewer

    kitty-pistol-previewer (my project)

  • clifm

    Command Line Interface File Manager (by pasqu4le)

    Good thing you linked to it, because my first hit on Google was a completely different clifm.

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