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diredand actually found it to be really good. Dired is built into emacs. To use dired you just need to use
find-fileon a directory. Then you will be presented with a screen similar to running
ls -l. I personally find this to be a bit of an information overload so I disable the extra information by default and have a keybinding for adding it back.
To mark files you can use
(add-hook 'dired-mode-hook (lambda () (dired-hide-details-mode) (local-set-key (kbd "C-c d") 'dired-hide-details-mode)))
m. Or to mark multiple files using regex, use
% m. This is real useful to me, as you can use it for example to mark all files of a specific type; or as I take a lot of screenshots, to mark all screenshots so I can delete them. Once you have marked your files, press
Dto delete them,
Zto gzip them, or
Rto move/rename them. There is also a bulk editing mode which can be accessed by pressing
C-x C-qwhich makes the buffer writable and you can quickly bulk rename a big group of files.