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lfm - Last File Manager

Author: Iñigo Serna, inigoserna AT gmail DOT com
Version: 2.3, May 21st. 2011
Home page:https://inigo.katxi.org/devel/lfm/ or http://www.terra.es/personal7/inigoserna/lfm/
License:

(C) 2001-11, Iñigo Serna

This software has been realised under the GPL License version 3 or later, read the COPYING file that comes with this package for more information.

There is NO WARRANTY.

Last update:Sat May 21 11:46:07 2011

Introduction

Last File Manager is a powerful file manager for the UNIX console. It has a curses interface and it's written in Python.

Some of the features you can find in lfm:

  • console-based file manager for UNIX platforms
  • 1-pane or 2-pane view
  • tabs
  • bookmarks
  • history
  • vfs for compressed files
  • dialogs with entry completion
  • PowerCLI, a command line interface with advanced features
  • fast access to the shell
  • direct integration of find/grep, df and other tools
  • color files by extension [Andrey Skvortsov]
  • support for different file names encodings
  • fast file viewer with text and binary modes
  • ...and many others

From version 0.6 and up lfm package also contains pyview, a text / hex file viewer to be used with or without lfm. Read README.pyview for more info about it.

Some screenshots:

lfm:

lfm.png

pyview:

pyview.png

Type lfm --help or pyview --help for a complete list of options.

When lfm starts the first time, it tries to discover the location of some apps in your system to configure itself automatically, but it's not perfect, so you should take a look to the configuration (General Menu [F9] -> Edit Configuration [c]) and change it according to your preferences.

Consult .lfmrc configuration file section for in-depth knowledgement about all the settings and their meaning.

Finally, take a look at TODO file to check known bugs and not-implemented-yet (tm) features.

Requirements

Lfm and Pyview are written in Python and require curses module. It should run on Python v2.5 or higher, but as I'm only have v2.7 on my computers I haven't tested older versions.

All modern UNIX flavours (Linux, *BSD, Solaris, etc) should run it without problems. If they appear please notify me.

Since version 0.90, lfm needs ncurses >= v5.x to handle terminal resizing.

Python v2.5+ and ncurses v5.4+ to use wide characters.

Note that python curses module should be linked against ncursesw library (instead of ncurses) to get wide characters support. This is the usual case in later versions of Linux distributions, but maybe not the case in older Linux or other UNIX platforms. Thus, expect problems when using multibyte file names (f.e. UTF-8 or latin-1 encoded) if your curses module isn't compiled against ncursesw. Anyway, I hope this issue will disappear with new releases of those platforms eventually.

Consult Files name encoding section below for more information about support of different encodings.

Development, Download, Installation

Last File Manager development can be followed in the BitBucket mercurial repository.

'lfm' is very easy to install, just keep next steps:

  1. Download sources

  2. Uncompress file

  3. Build:

    $ python setup.py build

  4. Install, as root:

    # python setup.py install

  5. Run it:

    $ lfm

  6. Edit settings:

    General Menu [F9] -> Edit Configuration [c]

To let 'lfm' to change to panel's current directory after quiting with q, Q or F10 keys, you must add next code to /etc/bashrc or to your ~/.bashrc:

lfm()
{
    /usr/bin/lfm "$@"               # type here full path to lfm script
    LFMPATHFILE=/tmp/lfm-$$.path
    cd "`cat $LFMPATHFILE`"
    rm -f $LFMPATHFILE
}

If you don't use bash or csh shell, above lines could differ.

Upgrading

If you upgrade from versions < 2.0, please remove first ~/.lfmrc to regenerate a valid configuration as file format has changed. I advise you to make a backup copy before.

Also, note that some keys have changed since previous versions. Read carefully following section.

Key bindings

In this section you can find the complete list of key bindings.

Global

  • Movement
    • cursor_up, k
    • cursor_down, j
    • previous_page, backspace, Ctrl-B
    • next_page, space, Ctrl-F
    • home, Ctrl-A: first file
    • end, Ctrl-E: last file
    • cursor_left: upper dir
    • cursor_right: enter dir / vfs
    • Ctrl-S: go to file in current panel
    • Ctrl-L: center cursor in current panel
    • Ctrl-P, Ctrl-up: move cursor 1/4th of page upwards
    • Ctrl-N, Ctrl-down: move cursor 1/4th of page downwards
  • Movement in non active pane [1]
    • Alt/Shift-cursor_up, K
    • Alt/Shift-cursor_down, J
    • Alt/Shift-previous_page, B
    • Alt/Shift-next_page, F
    • Alt/Shift-home, A: first file
    • Alt/Shift-end, E: last file
    • Alt/Shift-cursor_left: upper dir
    • Alt/Shift-cursor_right: enter dir / vfs
    • P: move cursor 1/4th of page upwards
    • N: move cursor 1/4th of page downwards
[1]Some key shorcuts combinations such as Alt or Shift + key may not work, as it depends on the capabilities of the terminal program you are using. F.e. it doesn't work in my computer console running Fedora 13 Linux, but it works under gnome-terminal in X. Your results could be different. Anyway, there are alternative shortcuts (K J B F A E), but not for everything. Consult your terminal emulation program documentation to check it. Also note that you can allow/disallow this navigation with Ctrl-W, being disabled by default.
  • Changing directory
    • g, G: go to directory
    • 0..9: go to bookmark #
    • Ctrl-D, Ctrl-\: select bookmark # from menu
    • b: set bookmark #
    • Ctrl-Y: display directories history
  • Panes
    • tab: other pane
    • .: toggle display 1 or 2 panes
    • , Ctrl-U: change panes position (left->right, right->left)
    • =: show same directory in both panes
  • Tabs
    • :: new tab
    • !: close tab
    • <: go to left tab
    • >: go to right tab
  • Selections
    • insert: select item and go to next file
    • +: select group
    • -: deselect group
    • *: invert selection
  • Files / Directories operations
    • t, T: touch file
    • l: create link
    • L: edit link
    • F2: rename file/dir/selection
    • F3: view file
    • F4: edit file
    • F5: copy file/dir/selection
    • F6: move file/dir/selection
    • F7: make directory
    • F8, del: delete file/dir/selection
    • enter: execute file, enter dir / vfs or view 'specially' depending on the extension of the regular file. It is executed in a thread that can be stopped and captures output
    • i, I: show file info
  • Other
    • #: show selected/all directories size

    • s, S: sort files

    • /: find/grep files

    • @: do something on file. Output is not captured

    • Ctrl-H: toggle show/hide dot files

    • Ctrl-W: toggle allow navigate in non-active pane

    • Ctrl-O: open shell. Type 'exit' or press Ctrl-D to return to lfm

    • Ctrl-X: toggle show/hide PowerCLI

    • Ctrl-T: tree

    • F12: file menu
      • @: do something on file(s)

      • i: file(s) info

      • p: change file permissions, owner, group

      • a: backup file. You can specify the extension to use in settings

      • d: diff file with backup. Can be unified, context or ndiff, configured in settings

      • z: Compress/uncompress file(s)...
        • g: gzip/gunzip
        • b: bzip2/bunzip2
        • x: xz/unxz
      • x: uncompress .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .tar.xz, .tar, .zip, .rar, .7z

      • u: uncompress .tar.gz, etc in other panel

      • c: compress directory to format...
        • g: .tar.gz
        • b: .tar.bz2
        • x: .tar.xz
        • t: .tar
        • z: .zip
        • r: .rar
        • 7: .7z
    • F9: general menu
      • /: find/grep file
      • #: show directories size
      • s: sort files
      • t: tree
      • f: show filesystems info
      • o: open shell
      • c: edit configuration
      • r: regenerate programs
      • h: delete history
    • Ctrl-R: refresh screen

    • h, H, F1: help

    • q, Q, F10: exit changing to current path

    • Ctrl-Q: quit

Dialogs

  • *EntryLine* window
    • enter: return path or execute command in PowerCLI

    • Ctrl-C, ESC: quit

    • Ctrl-X: toggle show/hide in PowerCLI

    • insert, ...

    • special:
      • up, down: history
      • tab: change to next entry or button or complete in PowerCLI
      • Ctrl-T: complete
    • movement
      • home, Ctrl-A: move start of line
      • end, Ctrl-E: move end of line
      • left, Ctrl-B: move cursor left
      • right, Ctrl-F: move cursor right
      • Ctrl-P, Ctrl-left: move cursor previous special character
      • Ctrl-N, Ctrl-right: move cursor next special character
    • deletion
      • backspace, del
      • Ctrl-W: delete whole line
      • Ctrl-H: delete from start to position
      • Ctrl-K: delete from position to end of line
      • Ctrl-Q, Ctrl-Backspace: delete until previous special character
      • Ctrl-R, Ctrl-Del: delete until next special character
    • insertion
      • Ctrl-Z: restore original content (undo)
      • Ctrl-V: insert filename at position
      • Ctrl-S: insert path at position
      • Ctrl-O: insert other pane path at position
      • Ctrl-D, Ctrl-: select bookmark at position
      • Ctrl-Y: select previous path at position
      • Ctrl-G: select historic (not PowerCLI)
      • Ctrl-G: select PowerCLI stored (from config) or history command (PowerCLI)
  • *SelectItem* window
    • up, k, K
    • down, j, J
    • previous page, backspace, Ctrl-B
    • next page, space, Ctrl-F
    • home, Ctrl-A
    • end, Ctrl-E
    • Ctrl-L: go to entry in the middle
    • 0..9: go to entry number # (0->10)
    • Ctrl-S: go to entry starting by...
    • enter: return entry
    • Ctrl-C, q, Q, ESC: quit
  • *Permissions* window
    • tab, cursor: move
    • in permissions: r, w, x, s, t to toggle read, write, exec, setuid or setgid, sticky bit
    • in user, group: space or enter to select
    • in recursive: space or enter to toggle
    • in buttons: space or enter to accept that action
    • everywhere: space or enter to accept, a to accept all, i to ignore and c, q, esc, Ctrl-c to cancel
  • *Tree* panel
    • down, j, K: down within current depth, without going out from directory
    • up, k, K: up within current depth, without going out from directory
    • previous page, backspace, Ctrl-B: same as up but page-size scroll
    • next page, space, Ctrl-F: same as down but page-size scroll
    • home, Ctrl-A: first directory
    • end, Ctrl-E: last directory
    • left: go out from directory
    • right: enter in directory
    • enter: return changing to directory
    • Ctrl-H: toggle show/hide dot files
    • Ctrl-C, q, Q, F10, ESC: quit

Files name encoding

Since v2.0, lfm uses the encoding defined in the locale of your system if found, this will be UTF-8 likely.

Since v2.2, lfm was rewritten to always use unicode strings internally, but employ terminal encoding (f.e. UTF-8) to interact with the user in input forms, to display contents, and to pass commands to run in shell.

When lfm detects a file with invalid encoding name it asks the user to convert it (can be automatic with the proper option in the configuration). If not converted, lfm will display the file but won't operate on it.

Please note there are some restrictions to support wide characters by now, as explained in the Requirements section.

Virtual File Systems (VFS)

You can navigate inside some special files (known as vfs files in lfm) just entering into them (press enter or cursor_right when the cursor bar is over one of these files). By now, supported types are .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, .tar.xz, .zip, .rar, and .7z files.

The virtual directory name ('path_to_vfs_file#vfs/dir') is not propagated, so tmpdir (/tmp/@6421.2/dir) is showed in the copy/move/... dialogs or when view/edit/... a file, but this is just an estetic issue.

When returning from one of such vfs files, a question dialog appears asking to allow you to regenerate the vfs file and update all changes (i.e., it is compressed again, so it could be slow in some machines), but lfm checks if it can do first, to avoid waste of time. This behaviour (rebuild or not rebuild, ask it or not) can be modified in the configuration file. By default the question is showed but it's set to not regenerate vfs. In case of panelize vfs type (after find/grep), deleted / moved files are not deleted / moved in real path.

lfm doesn't implement remote vfs such as ssh, ftp, smb, webdav, ... This is a design criterion, we don't want to add external dependencies beyond python standard library. If you need to access remote file systems you could mount them using something like fuse and treat them as local directories from inside lfm. Look at the FAQ section to learn how.

PowerCLI

PowerCLI is a command line interface with advanced features. To show it press Ctrl-X, and same again to hide, ENTER to run. Line contents are restored next time PowerCLI is showed.

Some features:

  • uses EntryLine, so same key bindings are available. You can press Ctrl-V to paste file name for instance
  • completion (Ctrl-T or TAB key), both for system programs or path files and directories
  • loops to run the same command for all the selected files
  • variable substitution
  • can execute python code
  • persistent history between sessions
  • faster than opening a shell (Ctrl-O)

lfm waits until the command is finished, showing output or error. You can stop the command if it seems to run forever.

To run a command in background just add a "&" at the end of the command. This is useful to open a graphical program and come back to lfm quickly. But note you won't get any feedback about the command, even if it has been able to run or not.

If the program you want to run needs the terminal (pyview, less, vim...), add "%" at the end of the command to let lfm know it must temporary free the terminal. Not passing it will fill your screen with garbage.

Variables substitution

They are a lot of variables you can use to simplify your command typing. Specially useful in loops to apply the same command to many files.

  • $f: file including extension
  • $v: same
  • $E: file without extension
  • $e: extension
  • $F: path/file.ext
  • $d: directory
  • $o: other panel directory
  • $b#: path in bookmark #
  • $s: all selected files, space-separated and enclosed between "
  • $a: all files, space-separated and enclosed between "
  • $i: loop index, starting at 1
  • $tm: file modification time
  • $ta: file access time
  • $tc: file creation time
  • $tn: now

Python execution

You can run a subset of python language code in a sandbox, but note this sandbox doesn't allow to import modules or access anything outside for security reasons. But DON'T TRUST IT'S SECURE.

The sandbox is a very limited environment but powerful enough to satisfy common needs, even you can use the variables inside the code.

Code must be enclosed between { }. Even you can use different code chunks in the same command. Consult the examples.

Examples

  • copy current file (or all selected files in a loop) to the other pane path:

    cp $f $o
    
  • move selected files to path stored in bookmark #3 (no loop):

    mv $s "$b3"
    

    We have enclosed $b3 between " here in case the path could contain spaces.

  • show all python files in a directory:

    find /to/path -name "*.py"
    
  • open current file with gthumb in background and continue inmediately in lfm:

    gthumb [Ctrl-v] &
    
  • find python files containing some special words in the background and redirect output to a file:

    find . -name "*py" -print0 | xargs --null grep -EHcni "TODO|WARNING|FIXME|BUG" > output.txt &
    

    Note that if you run a command in the background you won't get any feedback by default, that's why we redirect the output to a file.

  • edit current file with vim in the console:

    vim %F %
    

    Note you must end the line with a % if the command will use the terminal.

  • convert file (or all selected) to lowercase and change .bak extension to .orig. F.e., "FiLeFOO.bak" => "filefoo.orig":

    mv $f {$f.lower().replace('.bak', '.orig')}
    
  • loop over selected files, copy to the other pane path and rename. F.e., if "/current/path/img1234.jpeg" is the 13th file in the selection and was created on 2010/07/22 at 19:43:22 => "/other/path/13. 20100722194322 - IMG1234.jpg":

    cp $f "$o/{'%2.2d. %s - %s' % ($i, $tm.strftime('%Y%m%d%H%S'), $E.upper())}.jpg"
    

    Yes, a stupid convoluted example, but it clearly shows how powerful PowerCLI is. Also observe that as the target file name contain spaces, the whole destination must be surrounded with ".

Random notes

  • Paths or filenames with spaces or special characters must be enclosed between ". Study last example above
  • Loops are only executed with selected files AND at least one of next variables present within the command: $f, $v, $F, $E, $i, $tm, $ta, $tc. Remember $a or $s never loop
  • Note the differences of running commands with trailing "&" vs. "%" vs. nothing
  • If cursor is at the beginning of line, completion will try system programs. If it is in any other position, it will try files or directories first and if nothing is found then programs
  • Although python code is executed inside a sandbox, it's not completely secure. Anyway, it's the same kind of security issues your system is exposed to when shell access is allowed

.lfmrc configuration file

Program preferences are saved in ~/.lfmrc file.

To configure lfm General Menu [F9] -> Edit Configuration [c]. To restore default configuration exit from all instances of lfm and delete ~/.lfmrc file.

In next subsections we will discuss the default configuration.

Header

Always the same text. It is used to validate the configuration file:

########## lfm - Last File Manager Configuration File ##########

[Programs]

Default programs lfm use for common file types:

audio: mplayer
ebook: FBReader
editor: vi
graphics: gthumb
pager: pyview
pdf: evince
shell: bash
video: mplayer
web: firefox

[File Types]

File extensions associated with default programs. See previous subsection:

audio: ogg, flac, mp3, wav, au, midi
ebook: epub, chm, mobi, prc, azw, lit, fb2
graphics: png, jpeg, jpg, gif, tiff, tif, xpm, svg
pdf: pdf, ps
video: mpeg, mpg, avi, asf, ogv, flv, mkv
web: html, htm

[Bookmarks]

User-defined 10 bookmarks. / by default:

0: /
1: /
2: /
3: /
4: /
5: /
6: /
7: /
8: /
9: /

[PowerCLI commands]

User-defined 10 favourites PowerCLI stored commands:

0: mv "$f" "{$f.replace('', '')}"
1: pyview "$f" %
2: find "$d" -name "*" -print0 | xargs --null grep -EHcni "TODO|WARNING|FIXME|BUG"
3: find "$d" -name "*" -print0 | xargs --null grep -EHcni "TODO|WARNING|FIXME|BUG" >output.txt &
4: cp $s "$o"
5:
6:
7:
8:
9:

[Colors]

User interface colors. Each entry represents a different entity. Allowed colors are: black, blue, cyan, green, magenta, red, white and yellow:

archive_files: yellow black
buttons: yellow red
cli_prompt: blue black
cli_text: white black
current_file: blue cyan
current_file_otherpane: black white
current_selected_file: yellow cyan
current_selected_file_otherpane: yellow white
data_files: magenta black
directories: green black
document_files: blue black
error_messages1: white red
error_messages2: black red
exe_files: red black
file_info: red black
files: white black
graphics_files: magenta black
help: green black
media_files: blue black
messages: magenta cyan
selected_file: yellow black
source_files: cyan black
tabs: white blue
temp_files: white black
title: yellow blue

[Options]

Main settings:

# automatic_file_encoding_conversion: never = -1, ask = 0, always = 1
# sort:     None = 0, byName = 1, byName_rev = 2, bySize = 3,
#   bySize_rev = 4, byDate = 5, byDate_rev = 6
automatic_file_encoding_conversion: 0
color_files: 1
detach_terminal_at_exec: 1
grep_ignorecase: 1
grep_regex: 1
manage_otherpane: 0
num_panes: 2
rebuild_vfs: 0
save_conf_at_exit: 1
save_history_at_exit: 1
show_dotfiles: 1
show_output_after_exec: 1
sort: 1
sort_mix_cases: 1
sort_mix_dirs: 0
  • automatic_file_encoding_conversion: Automatically convert filenames when wrong encoding found? Default 1 (yes)
  • color_files: Colorize files by extension? Default 1 (yes)
  • detach_terminal_at_exec: Detach terminal at execute? Default 1 (yes)
  • grep_ignorecase: Ignore case in grep? Default 1 (yes)
  • grep_regex: Use regex as grep pattern? Default 1 (yes)
  • manage_otherpane: Allow cursor navigation for the non-active panel? Default 0 (no), but can be enabled with Ctrl-W
  • num_panes: Number of panels to show? Default 2
  • rebuild_vfs: Rebuild vfs? Useful if automatic in confirmations->ask_rebuild_vfs. Default 0 (no)
  • save_conf_at_exit: Save configuration at exit? Default 1 (yes)
  • save_history_at_exit: Save history at exit for future sessions? Default 1 (yes)
  • show_dotfiles: Show .files? Default 1 (yes)
  • show_output_after_exec: Show output after exec? Default 1 (yes)
  • sort: Sort type. Default 1 (sort by name)
  • sort_mix_cases: Mix upper and lower case files in sort? Default 1 (yes)
  • sort_mix_dirs: Mix files and directories in sort? Default 0 (no)

[Misc]

Settings which require a string value:

# diff_type: context, unified, ndiff
backup_extension: .bak
diff_type: unified
  • backup_extension: Backup file extensions? Default .bak
  • diff_type: Diff output format? Default unified

[Confirmations]

These settings indicate whether the user will be prompted in these actions:

ask_rebuild_vfs: 1
delete: 1
overwrite: 1
quit: 1

ask_rebuild_vfs: when abandoning compressed files, prompt if we should rebuild the file in case we've modified contents.

[Files]

File extensions for different file types. Used to color them:

archive_files: .gz, .bz2, .xz, .tar, .tgz, .Z, .zip, .rar, .7z, .arj, .cab, .lzh, .lha, .zoo, .arc, .ark, .rpm, .deb
data_files: .dta, .nc, .dbf, .mdn, .db, .mdb, .dat, .fox, .dbx, .mdx, .sql, .mssql, .msql, .ssql, .pgsql, .cdx, .dbi, .sqlite
document_files: .txt, .text, .rtf, .odt, .odc, .odp, .abw, .gnumeric, .sxw, .sxc, .sxp, .sdw, .sdc, .sdp, .ps, .pdf, .djvu, .dvi, .bib, .tex, .epub, .chm, .prc, .mobi, .azw, .lit, .imp, .xml, .xsd, .xslt, .sgml, .dtd, .html, .shtml, .htm, .css, .mail, .msg, .letter, .ics, .vcs, .vcard, .lsm, .po, .man, .1, .info, .doc, .xls, .ppt, .pps
graphics_files: .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .tif, .tiff, .pcx, .bmp, .xpm, .xbm, .eps, .pic, .rle, .ico, .wmf, .omf, .ai, .cdr, .xcf, .dwb, .dwg, .dxf, .svg, .dia
media_files: .mp2, .mp3, .mpg, .ogg, .flac, .mpeg, .wav, .avi, .asf, .mov, .mol, .mpl, .xm, .med, .mid, .midi, .umx, .wma, .acc, .wmv, .swf, .flv, .ogv
source_files: .c, .h, .cc, .hh, .cpp, .hpp, .py, .pl, .pm, .inc, .rb., .asm, .pas, .f, .f90, .pov, .m, .pas, .cgi, .php, .phps, .tcl, .tk, .js, .java, .jav, .jasm, .diff, .patch, .sh, .bash, .awk, .m4, .el, .st, .mak, .sl, .ada, .caml, .ml, .mli, .mly, .mll, .mlp, .prg
temp_files: .tmp, .$$$, ~, .bak

FAQ

  • How and why lfm born?

    Everything is explained in next sections. list.com and midnight commander were the muses who guided.

  • Isn't python slow? why develop lfm on python?

    No. It's fast enough. And programming in python is funny.

  • I've been reading the sources and you don't use newer python features like ternary operator, with statement, and many others

    We want to mantain compatibility with python v2.4 by now. Btw, you can find some of these interesting new features in the TODO file.

  • Does it work with Python v3.x?

    No. We'll support Python v3.x when it is mainline (read, when my linux distribution of choice package it as default).

  • lfm does not change to current directory after quiting

    This can't be made inside the program, but you could get it using the shell tip mentioned in Development, Download, Installation section.

  • Why doesn't lfm implement remote vfs such as ssh, ftp, smb, webdav, ...?

    One of the design goals for lfm is simplicity, we don't want to add external dependencies beyond python standard library. Nevertheless you can use something like fuse to mount those remote volumes anyway.

    To use fuse with ssh you need fuse and sshfs packages installed on your system:

    $ mkdir mount_point_for_ssh_server
    $ sshfs user@ip_or_hostname:/path mount_point_for_ssh_server
    

    For ftp you need fuse and curlftpfs:

    $ mkdir mount_point_for_ftp_server
    $ curlftpfs ftp://user:password@ip_or_hostname mount_point_for_ftp_server
    

    For webdav you need fuse and wdfs or davfs2 (non fuse based):

    $ mkdir mount_point_for_webdav_server
    $ wdfs https://user:password@server.org/webdav_dir mount_point_for_webdav_server
    

    For smb take a look at fuse-smb.

    And to umount:

    $ fusermount -u mount_point
    $ rm -rf mount_point
    
  • Request: add advanced file rename tool

    Use PowerCLI, it's much... uhmmm... powerful!

  • Keybindings customization?

    Not for the near future. Anyway, you can modify actions.py in the sources if it's so important for you.

  • Mouse support? UI to configure settings?

    I'm afraid we speak different languages.

  • When will be support for internationalization?

    If we are talking about translating lfm, the answer is mostly never. Ncurses programming makes very difficult to control the length of every text for every possible language translation.

    If you mean support for file names in foreign languages and encodings then it's almost here already.

  • Some Chinese, Japanese or Korean files make lfm crash

    Known issue. The characters of these languages span over 2 cells, so it's not possible for lfm to guess the real width they need. We expect to solve this in a near future as we are studying different methods.

  • [Any other question / feature request]

    Consult if it's mentioned in the TODO file and/or send me an email.

History

Many many years ago I began to write a program like this in C, but after some weeks of coding I never finished it... I'm too lazy, yes. Then I saw the light and I started writing lfm to learn python.

Code evolved and application got more and more features, used by many people around the world on different UNIX systems.

But after the release of version 0.91 (June 2004) they were not more releases. Not that I had stopped working on lfm, new code was written, tested, rewritten again... silently... but different reasons made me to postpone public releases... code refactoring, a new essential feature, source cleaning, a wedding, a child, ahem... more code refactoring....

Anyway, from now on I'll do my best to release often.

Thanks

Thanks are obviously due to the whole python community, specially to GvR (of course! ;-) and all the people who answered my questions in c.l.p.

It's a great pleasure to code in a language like this.

Alexei Gilchrist, for his cfm program from which I took some ideas.

Midnight Commander developers, whose program was the guide.

Vernon D. Buerg's list.com, the best program ever coded (well, just after emacs ;-).

And also to all the people who have contributed with ideas, reporting bugs and code over these years: Antoni Aloy, Sebastien Bacher, Grigory Bakunov, Luigi M. Bianchi, Hunter Blanks, Witold Bołt, Fabian Braennstroem, Jason Buberel, Ondrej Certik, Kevin Coyner, Tim Daneliuk, Mike Dean, Arnå DG, Christian Eichert, Steve Emms, Murat Erten, Daniel Echeverry, Luca Falavigna, Stephen R. Figgins, f1ufx, Francisco Gama, Vlad Glagolev, Ana Beatriz Guerrero Lopez, Kelly Hopkins, Tjabo Kloppenburg, Zoran Kolic, Max Kutny, Martin Lüethi, James Mills, Bartosz Oler, Piotr Ozarowski, Mikhail A. Pokidko, Jerome Prudent, Mikhail Ramendik, Rod, Daniel T. Schmitt, Chengqi Song, Robin Siebler, Andrey Skvortsov, Espartaco Smith, Jörg Sonnenberger, Martin Steigerwald, Joshua Tasker, Tim Terlegård, Edd Thompson, Walter van den Broek, Jesper Vestergaard, Xin Wang, Alejandro Weil, Yellowprotoss, Hai Zaar and many others...

You have made posible to run lfm in all those platforms!

Recent activity

Iñigo Serna

Commits by Iñigo Serna were pushed to inigoserna/lfm

65554b4 - Don't execute files with execution permissions set if it has known extension * lfm/actions.py (enter): don't execute files with execution permissions set if it has ...
Iñigo Serna

Commits by Iñigo Serna were pushed to inigoserna/lfm

e97cc93 - Fixed bug: pyview show help: encode help title. Reported by E. R. Uber * lfm/pyview.py (FileView.show_help): fixed a bug: encode help title. Catched by E.R. ...
Iñigo Serna

Commits by Iñigo Serna were pushed to inigoserna/lfm

0b305fe - Fixed bug: pyview goto_bookmark crashed, reported by E.R. Uber * lfm/pyview.py (FileView.goto_bookmark): fixed a bug. Catched by E.R. Uber
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