gitfm(1) GNU Interactive Tools File Manager


gitfm [options] [path1] [path2]


gitfm is a file system browser with some shell facilities which was designed to make your work easier and more efficient.

The GNUIT package also contains gitps, an interactive process viewer/killer and gitview, a hex/ascii file viewer.

More extensive documentation on gitfm and the other gnuit tools is available in info format, try 'info gnuit'.


A summary of options is included below. For a complete description, see the Info files.
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
Use ANSI colours.
Don't use ANSI colours.
Don't use last screen character.
Output the final path on exit


The main configuration file of the GNUIT package is gnuitrc.TERM where TERM is the value of the environment variable 'TERM' e.g for Linux console your environment contains something like 'TERM=linux' so the configuration file name is gnuitrc.linux. You can (and should) have a configuration file for each terminal type you use. If you customise git, the version of the config file in your home directory should have a leading ".", eg .gnuitrc.linux.


gitfm is made of two panels. The left one and the right one. Each one contains a file system directory. You can browse the directory tree with the usual cursor keys and pressing ENTER when you want to enter or leave a directory. You may change the panels by pressing TAB. See also BUILT-IN COMMANDS.


Under the two panels there is a shell like input line which you can use to type normal shell commands. The input line supports unlimited characters and keeps a history of the typed commands. gitfm uses the GNU history library for that. See also BUILT-IN COMMANDS.


Under the input line there is a status bar. You can see there the status of the currently executed command, the warnings and errors and you will be prompted if a decision has to be taken.


Please send bug reports to:
[email protected]


Tudor Hulubei <[email protected]>
Andrei Pitis <[email protected]>
Ian Beckwith <[email protected]> (Current maintainer)