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GNOME Commander

GNOME Commander

GNOME Commander is a fast and powerful graphical file manager for the GNOME desktop environment.

The user interface is based on the orthodox file manager (OFM) principle, also known as Commander-like file managers, the family of file managers based on the venerable Norton Commander interface, such as Midnight Commander.

The software is built on the GTK-toolkit and GnomeVFS. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill the demands of more advanced users who like to focus on file management, their work through special applications and running smart commands.

This program is not aimed at users wanting the weather forecast in a sidebar in their file manager!

 GCMD 1.4.5

Free to download



GNOME Commander team


System Requirements
glib 2.6.0 or higher
GTK 2.8.0 or higher
gnome 2.4.0 libraries or higher

gnome-vfs 2.0.0 or greater
Python 2.4. or greater
exiv2 0.14 or greater
taglib 1.4 or greater
libgsf 1.12.0 or greater

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Features include:

  • GTK-2 Graphical User Interface with standard mouse interactions
  • Tabbing support
  • GNOME mime types (MIME-Type management under development)
  • Right click mouse menu with the usual file operations to run, open, open with, delete or rename files and folders, and also to set properties like ownership and permissions
  • Mouse context menu that easily can be extended by entries calling any kind of external application like viewers, editors or custom scripts to work on selected files or directories
  • Quick device access buttons with automatic mounting and unmounting
  • Latest accessed folder history
  • Fast file viewer for text, images and image meta data (Exif and IPTC)
  • Tools for searching, quick file name search in current dir, symlinking, comparing directories
  • A tool for advanced renaming of files supporting various types of meta-data
  • Folder bookmarks
  • File compression
  • Plugin support
  • Integrated command line
  • Python scripting
  • Supports: SMB/CIFS, WebDAV, NFS, FTP (using GnomeVFS ftp module), and SSH
  • Support for PDF metatags in advanced file rename templates
  • Support for single-click open mode
  • One instance mode
  • Support for 40 languages

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