14 of the Best Free Linux File Managers
A file manager is software which provides a user interface to
assist in the organisation of files. It helps users with their daily
work in managing their files on a hard drive or other storage
device. With terabyte hard disks becoming prevalent, file managers
essential tool in managing file systems.
Every file manager provides basic operations such as to
create, open, view, edit, search,
rename, move copy, and delete files. However, file managers
typically come supplied with sophisticated functionality including
network connectivity, directory synchronizing, archive
handling, advanced searching, shortcuts, file/folder comparisons,
checksums, plugins, and more, making them an incredibly powerful tool.
There are 3 main types of file managers covered in this
feature. Orthodox file managers or "Commander-like" file
managers have three windows (two panels and one command line window).
The second type is the navigational file manager representing the most
common type of file manager available today. We also have
included a few examples of the best available spatial file managers,
which present files and folders as if they were real objects.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 14 high quality free Linux file
managers. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who
wishes to have more control over managing their
Now, let's explore the 14 file managers at hand. For each
title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of
software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its
features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
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Last Updated Friday, November 28 2014 @ 04:22 PM EST