Is it possible to store the current ranger session into a file so to restore it at a later point in time?

EDIT: I ask this question because I use many different ranger sessions and tabs inside a tmux session. When I'm storing the tmux session, I'd also like to preserve the ranger tabs.


see save_tabs_on_exit [bool]

Save all tabs, except the active, on exit? The last saved tabs are restored once when starting the next session. Multiple sessions are stored in a stack and the oldest saved tabs are restored first.

Set in your .config/ranger/rc.conf:

set save_tabs_on_exit true

You'll probably need to use ranger from master.

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    It's worth noting here that You need to use F10 for ranger to remember tabs. – Michal Przybylowicz Mar 23 '17 at 19:44
  • Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, the new version is not yet available in the official channels. – tigerjack89 Apr 8 '17 at 13:55
  • @tigerjack89 yes, they don't release very often. The only thing you need to do though is git clone the repo and ln -s ranger somewhere in your path (after uninstalling the old version). – laktak Apr 8 '17 at 18:13

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