Anyway if someone wants to try, https://www.ghisler.com/ while here are 3rd party plugins: https://totalcmd.net/ There is more than meets the first glance and one huge benefit is that you dont need to use mouse. At all.
It's not yet as future rich as other commanders but hopefully will be in the upcoming months.
Check its viewer and find in files options (utf8+utf16+regex+office files and then combining everything with git plugin (or one of other plugins) where commit comment contains something not matching to another regexp. And on top of everything it is very simple to make it happen).
Do study TC, it is by far the most complete file manager on any system, in any time and extremely well thought of. There is just nothing that compares beyond "I have two pane file manager".
It is visually outdated and it doesn't run on all platforms but it is really really hard to beat in features (like rename all *.cpp in all directories and subdirectories to #filename#-#dateofcreation#-#gitrevision#-#gitbranch#.cpp or use parts of exif header to rename file). I would love to have multiplatform alternative (as I have dumped the windows due to w8 and w10 abominations) for TC but I just dont see how this could be achived without really, REALLY huge engineering effort.
You might figure out that it is not worth competing against it for its licence price of 37 euros (27 for students) and "shareware" version without limitations except nag screen.
This is probably too well-known a topic to justify a generic Wikipedia link. There are better articles available - for example, http://www.softpanorama.org/OFM/Paradigm/Ch03/norton_command..., which can be found either by web search or HN search. Perhaps we'll swap that URL in.
This issue with Wikipedia submissions has been coming up a lot lately. Recent explanations:
Still have the shortcuts in muscle memory `xtg` for the win
In ~ 1994 I wrote a limited feature clone of NC in FoxPro just to show some colleagues in college that it can be done fast and easy. It motivated them to learn FoxPro and a few become developers using it for the next 5-10 years.
What are the 'killer features' of MC over the more "usual" *nix tools of find/grep/ls/awk/sed/vim? I'd love to know if I'm missing a trick!
Targeted selection — it is really easy to select 20-30 files arbitrarily to e.g. copy them to the new directory. With cp/ls, it takes much more time.
Midnight Commander is awesome and together with Byobu you're all set for full fledged terminal-only speedy filesystem exploration.
Also, do you have another command line mc alternative to suggest? I'm always open to try new tools.
My fingers know all the key shortcuts for decades now
Pre acquisition Norton products were amazing.