How to install nnn on Ubuntu – Terminal File Manager

nnn is a free and open source command line terminal file manager for Linux, macOS and BSD. It is very small buy fast and powerful terminal based file browser. you can also use this terminal file manager app as batch file renamer and disk usage analyzer. It supports plugins. Using this you can extend its features. Some of the important features are sort files by file name, modification and access time, size and extension, filter, search and Unicode support. you can also do basic functions like create, rename, duplicate files and directories in nnn terminal file manager.

Install nnn terminal file manager on Ubuntu:

You can install nnn terminal file manager via ubuntu repository on ubuntu. To install nnn terminal file manager, open your terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the below command and hit the enter key.

sudo apt update

Then type the Ubuntu password if needed and then run the below command in terminal to install nnn terminal file manager.

sudo apt install nnn

This will install nnn terminal file manager on your Ubuntu system. Then run the below command in terminal to run htop.


Then run the below command in terminal to learn all nnn usage commands.

nnn -h

Install nnn via .deb:

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You can install the latest version of nnn file manager via official ubuntu .deb package.

Download the nnn in .deb file format from the below download link.

Download nnn file manager:

Here the downloaded file name is “nnn_3.0-1_ubuntu18.04.amd64.deb” and my default download path is “Downloads” folder.

You can change the below commands based on your filename and path.

Open your terminal . In terminal run below commands one by one to install it.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i nnn_3.0-1_ubuntu18.04.amd64.deb

enter ubuntu password if needed

sudo apt-get install -f


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Andrew Dabrowski

    Ubuntu installs version 1.7. How do we get the current version, 3.0?

    1. Manikandan

      Post updated. please follow “Install nnn via .deb:” section [For 18.04 and 16.04]

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