ranger - file manager


ranger is a file manager with VI key bindings. It provides a minimalistic and nice curses interface with a view on the directory hierarchy. The secondary task of ranger is to psychically guess which program you want to use for opening particular files.

A note to packagers: There are now signed packages available here, and new ones are announced on this atom feed and on the mailing list.

If you feel like thanking the lead developer (Roman Zimbelmann) by buying him a cup of delicious, hot coffee, you can donate using one of the methods listed below. Don't forget to write me a mail to hut at lepus uberspace de if you wish to have your name added to the donor list.



Optional, for enhanced file previews (with "scope.sh"):

Note: previewing images in "true color" is disabled by default. To enable it, first make sure you have w3m installed, then check that your terminal supports it. It was successfully tested with urxvt and xterm, while it did not work with gnome-terminal and st. Currently it does not work with tmux but with screen. Finally, add this line to your ~/.config/ranger/rc.conf and restart ranger:

set preview_images true

Note: to use custom file previews, you need ranger 1.3.1 or later, and a script that creates previews. Use the default script by typing:

ranger --copy-config=scope