CliFM is a CLI-based, shell-like, and non-TUI terminal file manager written in C: simple, fast, extensible, and lightweight as hell (by leo-arch)

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  • Syntax highlighting using readline(3) in C
    You can inspect the code here. This highlighting attempt should happen basically in lines 1400 onward (in the false branch of the check_cmds function).
  • Difference between CLI and TUI programs
    Agreed. Put into different words, that's what I said. Believe it or not, I still have debates about this distinction, specially regarding the description of CliFM: for some people, including myself, it is clearly a CLI program. Others, by contrast, think it is a TUI application.
  • Opinions about CliFM, the command line file manager | 2021-09-12
    Have some of you tried CliFM, the command line file manager? If so, what's good about it? Where it fails? What could be added or improved? I'm the author, btw, and I'm looking for feedback to make this project better. Any suggestion, idea or comment will be really appreciated.
  • CliFM, the command line file manager for Unix-like operating systems | 2021-09-06
    Take a look at it here.
  • With a Fish-like suggestions system, CLiFM v1.2.1 is here | 2021-08-29
  • With a brand-new, Fish-like suggestions system, CliFM 1.2.1 is released! | 2021-08-29
    Take a look a it here. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.
  • Seeking a terminal file manager
    Sorry I'm late, but have you tried CliFM? It's different (no TUI), but powerful: built-in resource opener and trash system, bookmarks, files search and selection, directory jumper (autojump style), plugins (including files preview), TAB completion, history, customizable keybindings, colors, and prompt, workspaces, and a brand-new Fish-like suggestions system (pretty cool). It's like your shell, but on steroids.
  • Happy to announce that CliFM provides now Fish-like auto-suggestions! | 2021-07-31
    Dear fishers, after a while enjoying Fish, I decided to add a Fish-like auto-suggestions system to CliFM, the command line file manager.
  • What are your favourite minimalist file managers? | 2021-07-16
    That said, there's also lf, broot and clifm
  • CliFM, the non-curses file manager, was just ported to OpenBSD! | 2021-07-01
    If you decide to try it, please let us know if you have some issue or suggestion: you can use the discussions section of the Github page or our Gitter room. Thanks.
  • CliFM, the non-curses file manager, was just ported to NetBSD and OpenBSD! | 2021-07-01
    Chat with the devs on Gitter or leave a comment in the discussions section. Users feedback is as important as source code itself.
  • CliFM provides now distro-specific binary packages! | 2021-06-22
    Visits the project's page | 2021-06-22
    Take a look at the project's page.
  • CliFM, the non-curses file manager, is now available on FreshPorts! | 2021-06-22
    Take a look at the project's page here:
  • Broken .spec file | 2021-06-15
    Name: clifm Version: 1.1 Release: 0 Summary: Non-curses terminal file-manager License: GPL2+ Group: Productivity/File utilities URL: Source0:{version}.tar.gz#/v%{version}.tar.gz BuildRequires: make BuildRequires: gcc


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leo-arch/clifm is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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