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💥 Blazing fast terminal file manager written in Rust, based on async I/O.

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Yazi - ⚡️ Blazing Fast Terminal File Manager

Yazi (means "duck") is a terminal file manager written in Rust, based on non-blocking async I/O. It aims to provide an efficient, user-friendly, and customizable file management experience.

💡 A new article explaining its internal workings: Why is Yazi Fast?

  • 🚀 Full Asynchronous Support: All I/O operations are asynchronous, CPU tasks are spread across multiple threads, making the most of available resources.
  • 💪 Powerful Async Task Scheduling and Management: Provides real-time progress updates, task cancellation, and internal task priority assignment.
  • 🖼️ Built-in Support for Multiple Image Protocols: Also integrated with Überzug++, covering almost all terminals.
  • 🌟 Built-in Code Highlighting and Image Decoding: Combined with the pre-loading mechanism, greatly accelerates image and normal file loading.
  • 🔌 Concurrent Plugin System: UI plugins (rewriting most of the UI), functional plugins (coming soon), custom previewer, and custom preloader; Just some pieces of Lua.
  • 🧰 Integration with fd, rg, fzf, zoxide
  • 💫 Vim-like input/select component, auto-completion for cd paths
  • 🏷️ Multi-Tab Support, Scrollable Preview (for videos, PDFs, archives, directories, code, etc.)
  • 🔄 Bulk Renaming, Visual Mode, File Chooser
  • 🎨 Theme System, Custom Layouts, Trash Bin, CSI u
  • ... and more!

⚠️ Note: Yazi is currently in heavy development and may be unstable. The API is subject to change without prior notice.



Image Preview

Platform Protocol Support
kitty Kitty unicode placeholders ✅ Built-in
Konsole Kitty old protocol ✅ Built-in
iTerm2 Inline images protocol ✅ Built-in
WezTerm Inline images protocol ✅ Built-in
Mintty (Git Bash) Inline images protocol ✅ Built-in
foot Sixel graphics format ✅ Built-in
Ghostty Kitty old protocol ✅ Built-in
Black Box Sixel graphics format ✅ Built-in
Tabby Sixel graphics format ✅ Built-in
Hyper Sixel graphics format ✅ Built-in
X11 / Wayland Window system protocol ☑️ Überzug++ required
Fallback Chafa ☑️ Überzug++ required

Yazi automatically selects the appropriate preview method for you, based on the priority from top to bottom. That's relying on the $TERM, $TERM_PROGRAM, and $XDG_SESSION_TYPE variables, make sure you don't overwrite them by mistake!

For instance, if your terminal is Alacritty, which doesn't support displaying images itself, but you are running on an X11/Wayland environment, it will automatically use the "Window system protocol" to display images -- this requires you to have Überzug++ installed.

Here is a guide for tmux users: Image preview within tmux


See Feature requests for more details.


Yazi is MIT licensed. For more information check the LICENSE file.


💥 Blazing fast terminal file manager written in Rust, based on async I/O.

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