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:space_invader: Brief description

Clifm is a shell-like, text-based terminal file manager that sits on the command line.

Though fully-featured, powerful, and extensible, it is not so much about features, but about design, about the way in which you interact with your file system.

Most terminal file managers out there (if not all) are built using the TUI design principles, much like the superb Midnight Commander and Ranger. But clifm is built rather having the CLI design principles in mind: do not navigate through a big menu of files, just type it, exactly as you do in your regular shell, but easier and faster!

For this reason, clifm does not need to be better: it's just different! :wink:

For a detailed description consult the introductory section of our Wiki.

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:heavy_check_mark: Features

<details> <summary>Click here to expand</summary>

Besides common file operations such as copy, move, remove, etc., clifm provides the following features:

<h4 align="center"><br><i>Auto-suggestions in action</i></h4> <p align="center"><img src="https://i.postimg.cc/1XSKBRh8/suggestions.gif"></a></p>

For a detailed explanation of each of these features, follow the corresponding links or consult the Wiki.


:clapper: Introduction video

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:floppy_disk: Installation

From a package manager

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If running on Linux, binary packages are available for most major distributions via the OpenSUSE Build System.

From source (Linux/BSD)

Note: Dependencies are most likely already satisfied, but in any case consult the dependencies section.

git clone https://github.com/leo-arch/clifm.git
cd clifm
sudo make install

For more information/supported platforms consult the installation page.

:bulb: Getting started

To start using clifm you don't need to learn anything new: the usual shell commands will just work. However, there is much more than just shell commands...
✓ The help command gives you a quick introduction to clifm: once in the clifm prompt, enter help or ?.
✓ Type cmd<TAB> to get the list of available commands and a brief description.
✓ Type help <TAB> to get the list of available help topics. Select the one you want and press <kbd>Enter</kbd>.
✓ To jump into the COMMANDS section in the manpage, simply enter cmd or press <kbd>F2</kbd>.
✓ Press <kbd>F1</kbd> to access the full manpage and <kbd>F3</kbd> to access the keybindings help-page.
✓ To get help about some specific command just type CMD -h. For instance, s -h.

You can also take a look at some of both our FAQ and these basic usage-examples to get you started.
For a complete description please consult our Wiki.

:newspaper: What's new?

<details> <summary>Click here to expand</summary> </details>

For more details consult the changelog file.


Clifm runs on Linux, Termux (Android), FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly, MacOS, Solaris/Illumos, Haiku, and Cygwin/MinGW, on x86, ARM, PowerPC, and RISC-V architectures.


This project is licensed GPL version 2 (or later). See the LICENSE file for details.


Contributions are kindly welcome! Please see our contribution guidelines for details.


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Leo Abramovich <leo.clifm@outlook.com>.

Special thanks to all those who have contributed to this project.