Linux users: These text-based file managers are overlooked gems

Terminal-based file managers may seem a little old school, but these two options for Linux will come in handy for a variety of tasks.

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Terminal-based file managers may seem like relics of ancient times, but even in this age of touchscreens, nothing can handle hundreds of files more efficiently. Besides, a terminal may still be your only option to work on remote servers or recover your files after a system crash. 

Two file managers for Linux that deserve more coverage are nnn and ranger. These file managers are made for terminals, but they’re also usable with a mouse and available as binary packages for most Linux distributions.

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