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Those in search of a file manager for Unix-like systems that uses a text-based user interface may enjoy Ranger, which employs the Miller columns display technique also employed in the Finder windows on macOS systems. In this three-column layout, the central column displays the current working directory, the left column displays the parent of the current directory, and the right column displays a preview of whatever item is selected in the working directory. The official User Guide, which is located on the Ranger Wiki, provides an overview of basic Ranger usage and guides that demonstrate further customization options. In the Documentation section, users can find additional information, including a one-page cheat sheet that summarizes all of Ranger's commands. Users familiar with Vim or GNU Midnight Commander will probably find many of Ranger's default keyboard shortcuts familiar. Ranger is included in the package managers for most Linux and BSD systems. MacOS users can install ranger via MacPorts, Homebrew, or Nix. Ranger is free software, distributed under the GNU General Public License, with source code available on GitHub.
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Date of Scout Publication
August 30th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
August 28th, 2019 at 9:54am
Date Of Record Release
August 28th, 2019 at 3:02pm
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