Package Details: nav-git r489.7983ab2-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: nav-git
Description: nav is a hackable ncurses file manager, inspired by vim, ranger, and dvtm.
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Licenses: MIT
Conflicts: nav
Provides: nav
Submitter: minus
Maintainer: minus
Last Packager: minus
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.005329
First Submitted: 2016-03-31 21:52
Last Updated: 2016-03-31 21:56

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Anonymous comment on 2016-10-16 14:07

OK, I understand.
Thanks for elaborating.

I opened an issue earlier today at GitHub :

minus commented on 2016-10-14 12:42

/etc/nav/navrc is the default config and is installed with the package. It should be loaded by nav, the manpage is wrong there ( However it really doesn't load that file. After a quick glance over the respective source, I saw one mistake that causes only the first path to be evaluated: sizeof of a pointer

Regarding 2b) I agree, the short discription in the manpage should probably also say file manager.

Unfortunately, those issues have nothing to do directly with the packaging, so I suggest you bring it up upstream.

Anonymous comment on 2016-10-14 12:13

There are a number of things going wrong.

1) After installation there is no ".navrc" anywhere.
So I ended up with a completely blank/black terminal window when I started nav.
I found a "navrc" (not hidden!) file in : /etc/nav
Which I copied to my home directory "~" with : cp --preserve=all /etc/nav/navrc -T ~/.navrc
Result : -rw-r--r-- 1 robert users 1,6K 14 okt 12:47 .navrc
Then I started nav, and it displayed the contents of my home directory.

2) "man nav" displays some wrong info.
Under "DESCRIPTION" it is mentioned where nav searches for its config file.
The last/3rd location is in /etc.
But I actually found the file "navrc" in /etc/nav.

Under "NAME" nav is described as a async system tool. And under "DESCRIPTION" nav is described as a file manager. This knocked me of at first (I only read under "NAME") so I was under the impression that I was looking at the man page of a completely different tool.

nav - a highly configurable, performant, async system tool

nav [--version] [--help] [--debug]

nav [--config=path] [--log-file=path] [--verbose=group]

nav is a hackable ncurses file manager, inspired by vim, ranger, and dvtm.

nav searches for a config file in the following order: