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How to create new file using Ranger

📅 2014-Sep-23 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ ranger, touch ⬩ 📚 Archive

You can map any key you want to the operation of creating a new file in Ranger. This can be done using the touch command in the Ranger console.

For example, to create a new file when Ins is pressed, add this to ~/.config/ranger/rc.conf:

$ map <INSERT> console touch

When Ins is pressed, the touch is executed at the Ranger console at the bottom and it asks for a filename for the new file.

Tried with: Ranger 1.6.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

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