When I select multiple files within ranger (using <Space> or V), how do I move these selected files to another directory?

I've tried to use dd and pp, but this only moves the file that's currently highlighted.

  • I've found one way, using the ":cut" and ":paste" commands. I was looking specifically for a keybinding though.
    – Matt
    Commented May 23, 2017 at 10:41
  • 3
    dd is bound to cut by default - so dd should do what you want. Check your keybindings with ?k
    – laktak
    Commented May 23, 2017 at 21:29

2 Answers 2


With the files / directories marked, press dd, then navigate to the directory you want to paste them in and press p.

  • Doesn't work for me. As soon as I hit d it opens a sub-menu, which I can't seem to do anything with.
    – geoidesic
    Commented Sep 17, 2022 at 12:29
  • use space to mark files i.e "toggle=true"
  • use yt to yank files flagged as "toggle=true"
  • enter the directory you want
  • use pp to paste toggled files
  • use dt instead of yt to cut instead of copy
  • Doesn't work for me. Hitting space seems to add a space to the front of the filename. Hitting y opens up a submenu that I can't seem to work.
    – geoidesic
    Commented Sep 17, 2022 at 12:30
  • After that submenu opens you press t to carry out the action. Commented Sep 17, 2022 at 13:06

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