file manager

Preventing Archives From Freezing Ranger

Ranger is one of the few packages I simply can’t live without. Ranger is one of my most used CLI tools and my defacto standard for navigating directories and transferring files. If you love ranger like me though you have come to deal with its many bugs and excentricities. One of the most frustrating for me personally is rangers automatic previewing of archives. While this feature is great if you are dealing with nothing but tiny archives, but not in a directory full of +100GB archives… At that point ranger becomes unusable and a general nightmare.