If you practice Unix or one of its derivatives, you probably know the “tree” command that displays the contents of a folder in tree form. It’s useful, but it doesn’t allow you to do much.
That’s where Broot comes in. It is a free and open-source tool that allows you to navigate through a large quantity of files with ease. Once installed and launched in a terminal with the “br” command, you’ll see the tree of your files and you can navigate through them with the arrows on your keyboard and then descend into subfolders…etc.
Then, well, you can do pretty much everything you can do with a file manager… Preview files, rename them, sort them, copy and paste them, quickly launch searches with regex…etc. It is also possible to have multiple panels to view different folders side by side.
You can also apply a command to multiple files at once. In short, it replaces ls, tree, and all the little Unix utilities that allow you to manipulate files or launch searches.
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