Midnight Commander is a Unix file manager and shell. Being a text mode application, GNU Midnight Commander can be used locally or remotely, on the console or under X Window System. By using full screen space of the terminals, it provides an intuitive user interface to the operating system, aiming to be a useful tool for users with any level of experience, from a newbie to a guru. Read more Killer App hot
AsmMgr is a file manager that is configured to support the AsmIDE family of development tools. It can also be configured as a "mc" clone. Features include: file manipulation, two panel views, mouse support, integrated shell, and more.
CLEX is a file manager with full-screen user interface (curses library) that has on-line context-sensitive help, easy configuration and command history.
clist is a text-based directory browser and file manager. It uses the curses library for graphics and the keyboard for interaction.
evening commander is a midnight commander like file manager for Emacs.
FDclone is a file & directory maintenance tool. It is a clone of "FD" for MS-DOS.
GNU Interactive Tools
a set of interactive tools. It contains an extensible file system browser, an ascii/hex file viewer, a process viewer/killer and some other related utilities and shell scripts
Last File Manager
Last File Manager is an open source powerful console-based file manager. It has a curses interface and it is written in the Python programming language. Read more
mcvox is a Midnight Commander derivative which can be rendered via an auditory user interface, a braille display or a tiny screen.
Midnight Commander MP
The goal of this project is creating a stable, well-working, usefull console-only version of well-known Midnight Commander, without bugs and garbage, like tk, xv and gnome.
Necromancer's Dos Navigator
Necromancer's Dos Navigator is a "Norton Commander" clone. It uses a well known text-mode interface, is highly customizable, and has a lot of features. Its key features are a text editor with syntax highlighting, horizontal/vertical blocks, multiple codepages, undo/redo, bookmarks, powerful searching, and regex; a file viewer with text view, asm/dump/hex edit, raw blocks, header viewer, search, regex, and unlimited filesize; a powerful filepanel with higlighting, VFSs, and filefind with textsearch and regex; a calculator and more. Read more
Not A Commander
yet another file manager modeled after the Norton Commander
a terminal-based file manager written in Perl, based on PFM.COM for MS-DOS
Ranger is an open source console based file manager that gives users greater flexibility and a good overview of files without having to leave the *nix console. It visualizes the directory tree in two dimensions: the directory hierarchy on one, lists of files on the other, with a preview to the right so you know where you will be going. Read more
The Sunrise Commander is a richly featured double-pane file manager for the Emacs editor that combines the power of dired and the convenience of orthodox file managers (Midnight Commander, Far, etc).
twander is a macro-programmable Filesystem Browser that runs on both Unix-like systems as well as Windows systems. It embraces the best
ideas of both similar GUI-driven programs (Konqueror, Windows Explorer) as well as text-based interfaces (Midnight Commander, List, Sweep).
a full-screen, interactive file management program. You can view directories in a tree-like display, and change the way the files are displayed. Extensive file and directory management commands are also provided, as well as context-sensitive online help
VFU File Manager
VFU File Manager includes normal file handling features as well as filename completion, tree views, regexp selection, archive support, and much more.
Vifm is a ncurses based file manager with vi like keybindings. If you use vi, vifm gives you complete keyboard control over your files without having to learn a new set of commands. Read more
handy for powerful directory listing and navigation, Unix command assembly, special actions on file types, and fileset handling
WCM Commander is a multi-platform file manager inspired by FAR Commander / Norton Commander. It runs in graphics mode, but emulates a terminal, provides an editor with syntax highlighting, a text viewer, virtual and remote file systems support (FTP, SFTP, SMB). Read more
Xffm Code Set
Xffm Code Set is a set of applications and libraries which avoid reinventing features available from the Unix command line by using interprocess communication with command line applications.
UnixTree is a powerful and versatile console-mode filemanager for Unix and Linux systems, modeled very closely after the distinguished DOS program XTreeGold. It provides both a fast and catchy interface for daily file and directory maintenance needs, as well as the ability to perform sophisticated tasks on arbitrary selections of particular files all across the directory tree.
Ytree is similar to DOS Xtree. It is for browsing filesystems and archives (RAR/SPM/RPM/TAR/ARC/LHA/ZIP/ZOO).