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CLIFM is a command line file manager designed for Unix-like systems. It provides a text-based interface to navigate and manage files and directories on the command line. Here are some key features of CLIFM:

  1. Intuitive Interface: CLIFM offers a user-friendly interface with a familiar look and feel. It presents a hierarchical tree structure to explore directories and displays file information in a convenient and organized manner.

  2. Navigation: Users can navigate through the file system using keyboard shortcuts and commands. CLIFM allows jumping to specific directories, opening files with associated programs, and switching between different directories quickly.

  3. File Operations: CLIFM supports common file operations like copy, move, rename, and delete. Users can perform these operations on individual files or entire directories.

  4. File Search: It includes a search function to locate files based on specific criteria such as name, size, or modified date.

  5. File Permissions: CLIFM displays file permissions and ownership information, allowing users to manage permissions and change ownership if necessary.

  6. Customizable: The tool offers customization options to configure the interface, keybindings, and colors as per the user's preferences.

  7. Lightweight: CLIFM is designed to be lightweight and resource-efficient, making it ideal for systems with limited resources or remote servers accessed via SSH.

CLIFM can be a handy tool for experienced users who prefer working with the command line and need to manage files efficiently without relying on a graphical file manager.

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