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#1376 2012-06-18 21:02:26

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Ok thanks got it.

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#1377 2012-06-22 09:50:21

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Good morning Hut, I was wondering is there a way to marka group of files and run a command and have them all open in there related editor.application ? For example VIm.

thanks


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#1378 2012-06-22 18:25:10

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

In the last few days I have come across some more "issues".

The script Hut linked me to, to open all the images in a directory with sxiv, doesn't work if there are other files than image files in the directory. My Downloads directory also hosts a few folders, PDF files and some iso's and when I open an image it only loads that one and not the other images that are in the directory. When I open the Downloads/Backgrounds directory, which hosts only image files, it works as expected. Can this be fixed?

Also, .wmv files still won't get recognized. Even if I add the corect mime-type.

Lastly, it's not possible to select files in one instance of ranger and then paste them into another, is it? If not, can someone elaborate on how the tab system works? I looked up the keybindings but nothing happens when I try them...


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#1379 2012-06-22 18:42:04

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Unia wrote:

In the last few days I have come across some more "issues".

The script Hut linked me to, to open all the images in a directory with sxiv, doesn't work if there are other files than image files in the directory. My Downloads directory also hosts a few folders, PDF files and some iso's and when I open an image it only loads that one and not the other images that are in the directory. When I open the Downloads/Backgrounds directory, which hosts only image files, it works as expected. Can this be fixed?

Also, .wmv files still won't get recognized. Even if I add the corect mime-type.

Lastly, it's not possible to select files in one instance of ranger and then paste them into another, is it? If not, can someone elaborate on how the tab system works? I looked up the keybindings but nothing happens when I try them...

I process my images with feh and not with sxiv, fi I remember right that is what you were using. I don't know how to fix that probelm with sxiv but I do with feh. Hut helped me with a reference in the rifle.conf for directory viewing of images.

ext JPG|jpg|PNG|png|BMP|bmp|GIF|gif|JPEG|jpeg, X, flag f = feh -FZxr --magick-timeout -1 .

this will give you a fullscreen feh and not a window to the side, you can navigate images using arrows and 'z' is random, it has a flag in there for imagemagick that stops it from attempting to convert everything, I found it stopped a lot of them problems with feh.  Check it out, I like it a lot better then sxiv. Sorry I don't know the cure for sxiv.

I don't use tabs in ranger and they probably rock but between the book marks and history moving back and forth between directories is not painful. You can make a book mark by keys m(some other key) then to go there tick as in ' (some other key). that should help you get around a bit quicker, also Shift-h walks you back and going forward on any directory remembers the last path from that point.


hope that helps

--jerry

PS On the wmv's I got nothing, they just work on my machine.


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#1380 2012-06-22 21:42:58

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Tabs work like this: "alt+number" to create/switch to a tab, "tab" and "shift+tab" to move to the next/previous tab, "q" to close a tab.

If you use xterm, you need to add this line to your options.py to use the alt key:

xterm_alt_key = True

To pass "copied files" from one ranger instance to another, you can use the :save_copy_buffer and :load_copy_buffer commands.

About wmvs: what does 'grep wmv /etc/mime.types' say?

About sxiv: Is it possible that the extensions are uppercase when the script fails?


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#1381 2012-06-22 22:32:52

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

hut wrote:

Tabs work like this: "alt+number" to create/switch to a tab, "tab" and "shift+tab" to move to the next/previous tab, "q" to close a tab.

Okay. I got confused then since my config also shows Control something. I already use Alt+number for launching apps so I'll edit those shortcuts.

EDIT: Control+n creates a new tab, Control+w and q both close one. Tab and Shift+tab both work too, but Alt-number (which I changed to Control+number) doesn't open a tab nor switches to one. It just shows the number in the top right corner of ranger. Am I just being really stupid here? neutral

hut wrote:

To pass "copied files" from one ranger instance to another, you can use the :save_copy_buffer and :load_copy_buffer commands.

Not exactly sure where to put these, but I'll look into it!

hut wrote:

About wmvs: what does 'grep wmv /etc/mime.types' say?

That the file doesn't exist lol

hut wrote:

About sxiv: Is it possible that the extensions are uppercase when the script fails?

Yep! I did edit the rifle script to also use sxiv for .JPG though. Does that have anything to do with it somehow?

Last edited by Unia (2012-06-22 22:40:39)


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#1382 2012-06-22 23:40:52

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Unia wrote:
hut wrote:

Tabs work like this: "alt+number" to create/switch to a tab, "tab" and "shift+tab" to move to the next/previous tab, "q" to close a tab.

Okay. I got confused then since my config also shows Control something. I already use Alt+number for launching apps so I'll edit those shortcuts.

EDIT: Control+n creates a new tab, Control+w and q both close one. Tab and Shift+tab both work too, but Alt-number (which I changed to Control+number) doesn't open a tab nor switches to one. It just shows the number in the top right corner of ranger. Am I just being really stupid here? neutral

Thats a limitation of terminals. You can use CTRL (almost) only together with letters and not with SHIFT but with ALT. Use the program at doc/print_keys.py in rangers source to see how certain keys behave in a terminal.

Unia wrote:
hut wrote:

To pass "copied files" from one ranger instance to another, you can use the :save_copy_buffer and :load_copy_buffer commands.

Not exactly sure where to put these, but I'll look into it!

In ranger instance 1, navigate to some file and type:

yy:save_copy_buffer<enter>

In ranger instance 2, type:

:load_copy_buffer<enter>

now both instances got the same file copied. To do something with this file, you could use %c in the console, e.g. "!cp -va %c ./"

Unia wrote:
hut wrote:

About wmvs: what does 'grep wmv /etc/mime.types' say?

That the file doesn't exist lol

oh well, just add another entry in rifle.conf for wmv files that matches the extension, not mime type

Unia wrote:
hut wrote:

About sxiv: Is it possible that the extensions are uppercase when the script fails?

Yep! I did edit the rifle script to also use sxiv for .JPG though. Does that have anything to do with it somehow?

Try replacing "-regex" with "-iregex" in the script and see if it fixes things.


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#1383 2012-06-23 10:37:34

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Thanks for all your help Hut! I have rarely seen a dev who helps people this much and so fast, so props to you smile

The sxiv issue is fixed now and so is the copy/pasting between different instances. I didn't know about that Control key system with terminals so I'll have to look into that and see if I can possibly set those tab bindings to other keys.

The only thing that still won't work is getting wmv recognized as a video file. It opens just fine in mplayer when pressing Enter, it's just not getting the color in Ranger that other video files do get. I have now added the following to rifle.conf but that doesn't help either:

ext wmv,           has mplayer,  X, flag f = mplayer -- "$@"

EDIT: You can get the file /etc/mime.types by installing mime-types. I'll look into this issue now and hope to get it resolved!
EDIT2: Installing mime-types fixes it! The wmv file now gets the correct color smile

Last edited by Unia (2012-06-23 10:40:08)


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#1384 2012-06-24 16:01:51

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Hut, there's something wrong with ranger. On the bottom right, there's the the scroll percentage or "Top", "Bot" or "All". Right now instead of "Top" it shows "ToT", instead of "Bot" it shows "BoB", instead of "All" it shows "AlA" and instead of e.g. "50%" it shows "505". You see the pattern, right?
In case that's relevant, I use ranger in rxvt-unicode.

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#1385 2012-06-24 17:28:20

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Hi Hut, I am writing a command for Ranger to open all marked files in vim, I found how to get the marked files in the current directory but I can't seem to find a nethod to get all marked file? Does one exist?

thanks

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#1386 2012-06-27 14:25:55

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

jk121960 wrote:

Hi Hut, I am writing a command for Ranger to open all marked files in vim, I found how to get the marked files in the current directory but I can't seem to find a nethod to get all marked file? Does one exist?

thanks

--jerry


Hi hut me again,

I wrote the command here it is, there is one thing i could use help with:

class loadmarked(Command):
    def execute(self):
        """ load selected files in to seperate vim windows """
        cwd = self.fm.env.cwd;
        marked_files = cwd.get_selection();
        for f in marked_files:
            os.system('lxterminal -e vim '+f.path)

This is grabbing all "space bar selected" files.
I like Sakura for a terminal but when launched from here, the command loads the first file in vim and then won't load the second util I close the first. If I load ranger instead into lxterminal it loads all the selected files into vim like I want. Is there away to modify the command to make sure it allows each request to return?

Also I still can't find the command the collect "all selected files" in different directories this only works for the CWD.

thanks for all your help.

--jerry


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#1387 2012-06-28 12:42:47

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

jk121960 wrote:
jk121960 wrote:

Hi Hut, I am writing a command for Ranger to open all marked files in vim, I found how to get the marked files in the current directory but I can't seem to find a nethod to get all marked file? Does one exist?

thanks

--jerry


Hi hut me again,

I wrote the command here it is, there is one thing i could use help with:

class loadmarked(Command):
    def execute(self):
        """ load selected files in to seperate vim windows """
        cwd = self.fm.env.cwd;
        marked_files = cwd.get_selection();
        for f in marked_files:
            os.system('lxterminal -e vim '+f.path)

This is grabbing all "space bar selected" files.
I like Sakura for a terminal but when launched from here, the command loads the first file in vim and then won't load the second util I close the first. If I load ranger instead into lxterminal it loads all the selected files into vim like I want. Is there away to modify the command to make sure it allows each request to return?

Also I still can't find the command the collect "all selected files" in different directories this only works for the CWD.

thanks for all your help.

--jerry

Selection is supposed to be directory-wise. Of course you could hack in a way to get all selected files from all directories but I would not recommend it. Instead, I recommend using the copy buffer for your task:

map x shell setsid xterm -e %c

Or by using the variable fm.env.copy in a command.

To add and remove files from the copy buffer, select them and use one of the following commands that I put here for a quick reference:

map yy copy              # overwrite the copy buffer
map uy uncut             # clear the copy buffer
map ya copy mode=add     # add files to the copy buffer
map yr copy mode=remove  # add files to the copy buffer

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#1388 2012-06-28 13:26:23

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

I will check out these commands but I notice that the selection of files at least while that instance of ranger is running do get persisted. In other words if I select a couple of files then change directories select a couple more and go back to the original directory the selection is till there. Where is the information stored for that persistence?

thanks for all your help.

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#1389 2012-06-28 14:17:27

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

jk121960 wrote:

I will check out these commands but I notice that the selection of files at least while that instance of ranger is running do get persisted. In other words if I select a couple of files then change directories select a couple more and go back to the original directory the selection is till there. Where is the information stored for that persistence?

thanks for all your help.

--jerry

There is no single list. You'd have to iterate over every directory object and collect all the selected files. But be aware that directories get garbage-collected when not used after a while and you lose that information.

all_selected = []
for path, directory in self.fm.env.directories.items():
    all_selected.extend(directory.get_selection())

Btw, a quick way to reset all selections in all directories is pressing ctrl+R



Army wrote:

Hut, there's something wrong with ranger. On the bottom right, there's the the scroll percentage or "Top", "Bot" or "All". Right now instead of "Top" it shows "ToT", instead of "Bot" it shows "BoB", instead of "All" it shows "AlA" and instead of e.g. "50%" it shows "505". You see the pattern, right?
In case that's relevant, I use ranger in rxvt-unicode.

Fixed, thank you

Last edited by hut (2012-06-28 14:26:24)


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#1390 2012-06-28 14:48:08

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Cool on all counts thanks again for creating this amazing. I have a hard time deciding if I like this vim or awesome the most. They just all fit together in an amazing way, like they were made for each other. One thing tho0ugh since my python is not of guru status as yours, when I call each instance of "terminal -> Vim" I have that problem with sakura that it is not letting go of the process to let the next vim load, when I close the first vim the next one opens,  although lxterminal does it fine. Is there a better way to call the process, I have tried "system" and "subprocess" but my knowledge of "subprocess" is limited as it is new to python for a few versions. Or possibly some other call I don't know.

thanks not meaning to tax you my apologies.

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#1391 2012-06-28 15:07:52

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

I don't know about sakura. Do you want to open up 10 terminals with 10 instances of vim?

anyway, ranger/core/runner.py defines a class for simple program running:

self.fm.run(arglist, flags="d")
self.fm.run(["xterm", "-e", "vim", fileobject.path], flags="d")
self.fm.run(["xterm", "-e", "vim"] + [fileobject.path for fileobject in list_of_filenames], flags="d")

flag "d" is for detaching the process. other flags are explained in the man page


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#1392 2012-06-28 15:22:52

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Cool that looks like it is what I need, yes I do open separate instances of vim rather then loading all in on instance. Awesome and the ability to configure it makes working between multiple windows amazing. I also got a vim command for copy and paste to the X clipboard from another guys .vimrc and so that data sharing between instances is covered, everything else I handle with Awesome. I think there had to be a formal command to release the process. I will let you know how it goes and thanks for all your help once again.

--jerry

vmap <F9> :!xclip -f -sel clip<CR>      " copy text to xorg server clipboard
map <F10> :-1r !xclip -o -sel clip<CR>  " paste text from xserv clip to vim

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#1393 2012-06-28 16:23:32

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

hut wrote:

I don't know about sakura. Do you want to open up 10 terminals with 10 instances of vim?

anyway, ranger/core/runner.py defines a class for simple program running:

self.fm.run(arglist, flags="d")
self.fm.run(["xterm", "-e", "vim", fileobject.path], flags="d")
self.fm.run(["xterm", "-e", "vim"] + [fileobject.path for fileobject in list_of_filenames], flags="d")

flag "d" is for detaching the process. other flags are explained in the man page


Very Cool worked like a charm, used version 2.

thanks

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#1394 2012-06-28 19:58:39

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Here's a few primitive ideas on some issues I've faced. Some would probably make things more complicated if implemented, but here they are.

1)

hut wrote:

I guess some people miss the apps.py entry which opens all image files in sxiv and starts at the current file. Here's a script for that:

Sorry being the millionth person to bring this up. My problem is that external scripts cannot be a aware of the way in which the files are currently sorted in ranger.
Moreover, it is quite a pain to accurately imitate the work you've done for the 'natural' sorting with `find` and `sort`.
I've yet to look more into it but maybe the apps.py functionality could be rewritten if rifle.conf was able to incorporate more environment variables (such as a variable that returns a list of all the files, but sorted, without having to mark them first).
Maybe there's more such variables that would be useful to people.

2) Password protected .rar files. ranger hangs while waiting for user input when trying to preview them. There doesn't seem to be a straightforward way of only checking whether they're protected before attempting to open them. This is not really ranger's fault, but I can't ^C out of this situation. I have to actually kill it.
On the same matter, although probably harder and sillier to code, backgrounding previews (and possibly killing these threads when the user is no longer highlighting that file) could be a workaround to this as well as a way of smoother navigation.

3) scope.sh: The default:
mimetype=$(file --mime-type -Lb "$path")
does not work right for .mkv files (and possibly others?). More specifically it returns "application/octet-stream".
What worked fine for me is:
mimetype=$(mimetype -b "$path")
extra/perl-file-mimeinfo could be added as an optional dependency and the existence of `mimeinfo` could be checked in scope.sh, making `file` the fallback.

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#1395 2012-06-30 20:59:47

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Here I am with yet another small question.. How can I get Ranger to see .msi and .exe files as executables?


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#1396 2012-07-05 16:48:53

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

@Unia:
I never tried it, but you can first try to set "showexec" option as mount option for your drive. Most browsers and command-line tools should now see those files as executable.

I really love ranger. Definitely one of the most powerful filebrowser I've used so far.

Still, some ideas / questions:

Call of shell user functions
os.system() and built-in "shell" function directly call sh, so they cannot call any user function in *rc files.
Is there any convenient way to do this ?

Fork to background
If I start ranger from a terminal, applications are properly forked to background.
But if I start ranger "directly" (e.g. lxterminal -e ranger), applications will close on ranger exit.
Any clue?

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#1397 2012-07-05 19:49:58

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Ambrevar wrote:

@Unia:
I never tried it, but you can first try to set "showexec" option as mount option for your drive. Most browsers and command-line tools should now see those files as executable.

Thanks, but these .exe files are on my home partition. ls lists them fine as executable, just Ranger doesn't.


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#1398 2012-07-06 11:14:57

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

hut wrote:
jk121960 wrote:
jk121960 wrote:

Hi Hut, I am writing a command for Ranger to open all marked files in vim, I found how to get the marked files in the current directory but I can't seem to find a nethod to get all marked file? Does one exist?

thanks

--jerry


Hi hut me again,

I wrote the command here it is, there is one thing i could use help with:

class loadmarked(Command):
    def execute(self):
        """ load selected files in to seperate vim windows """
        cwd = self.fm.env.cwd;
        marked_files = cwd.get_selection();
        for f in marked_files:
            os.system('lxterminal -e vim '+f.path)

This is grabbing all "space bar selected" files.
I like Sakura for a terminal but when launched from here, the command loads the first file in vim and then won't load the second util I close the first. If I load ranger instead into lxterminal it loads all the selected files into vim like I want. Is there away to modify the command to make sure it allows each request to return?

Also I still can't find the command the collect "all selected files" in different directories this only works for the CWD.

thanks for all your help.

--jerry

Selection is supposed to be directory-wise. Of course you could hack in a way to get all selected files from all directories but I would not recommend it. Instead, I recommend using the copy buffer for your task:

map x shell setsid xterm -e %c

Or by using the variable fm.env.copy in a command.

To add and remove files from the copy buffer, select them and use one of the following commands that I put here for a quick reference:

map yy copy              # overwrite the copy buffer
map uy uncut             # clear the copy buffer
map ya copy mode=add     # add files to the copy buffer
map yr copy mode=remove  # add files to the copy buffer

OK took a bit to circle back but here is the finished command.

class loadmarked(Command):
    def execute(self):
        """ Extract copied files to current directory """
        copied_files = tuple(self.fm.env.copy)
        cwd = self.fm.env.cwd
		
        if copied_files:
            marked_files = copied_files
        else:
            marked_files = cwd.get_selection()
		
		
        for f in marked_files:
            os.system('lxterminal -e vim '+f.path)

I am specifically loading lxterminal, even with the ranger's run command Sakura would open all the right files but when I would close Ranger all would close. So it isn't detaching properly. Lxterminal on the other hand works perfectly. So if you are only in one directory you can "space bar" select the files, if you need to add files from other directory "space bar" then use "yy" then go to the next directory and select files by using "ya". Then run the command :loadmarked and all the files will open in seperate vim's. You can then close ranger.

I hope someone else can use it it saves a lot of time for me.

Hut thanks again for all your help.

--jerry


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#1399 2012-07-08 21:06:30

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

Hi! One of the coolest features I found in ranger is the "f" command (quick navigation)... though I was wondering if it was possible to instead of just jumping, start hiding the files that doesn't match the query (something like a fuzzy search), it seems to me that is a bit clearer than insert characters and suddenly jump.

DId I explain myself?

PS.- Great job, this little app rocks smile


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#1400 2012-07-08 21:20:07

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Re: Ranger, a textbased filemanager

pablox wrote:

Hi! One of the coolest features I found in ranger is the "f" command (quick navigation)... though I was wondering if it was possible to instead of just jumping, start hiding the files that doesn't match the query (something like a fuzzy search), it seems to me that is a bit clearer than insert characters and suddenly jump.

DId I explain myself?

PS.- Great job, this little app rocks smile

You're looking for :filter / 'zf'
'/' and then 'n' is more practical for me in most cases though

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