LinuxLinks.com
Newbies What Next ? News Forums Calendar

Search





News Sections
Home
General News (3973/0)
Reviews (628/0)
Press Releases (464/0)
Distributions (187/0)
Software (883/2)
Hardware (522/0)
Security (192/0)
Tutorials (345/0)
Off Topic (181/1)


User Functions
Username:

Password:

Don't have an account yet? Sign up as a New User


Events
There are no upcoming events




10 Best Orthodox Free Linux File Managers

10 Best Orthodox Free Linux File Managers

A file manager is software that provides a user interface to undertake file management activities with file systems. Common operations performed on files or groups of files include create, open, rename, move, copy, delete, search/find, edit, view print, play, as well as modify file attributes, properties and file permissions. The file manager is one of those essential applications for many users which is almost impossible to function without. Linux is blessed with a good range of file managers that help to make file management a breeze.

There are a number of different types of file managers, with some stark differences. The most common file managers that we see are navigational file managers, orthodox file managers, and web-based file managers. The less popular types include file-list, spatial, and 3D file managers. The purpose of this article is to examine the finest open source orthodox file managers that are available for the Linux platform.

The most immediately apparent characteristic of orthodox file managers is that they have three windows, with the majority of screen space being taken up by two panels which are positioned symmetrically at the top of the screen. The panels are resizable and can be hidden. Files in the active panel serve as the source of file operations performed by the manager. The orthodox file manager also has a command line, which is essentially a command shell that can be expanded.

Orthodox file managers are one of the older families of file managers. This scheme is very effective where the keyboard is the main or sole input device. Whilst the first impression of an orthodox file manager can be negative, many users, after learning the key bindings, find them much faster and more efficient in use, especially when doing intensive file management.

There are some navigational file managers which offer split-pane views. Three notable examples are Konqueror, Nautilus and Dolphin.

Now, let's explore the 10 orthodox file managers at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the software in action, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.

Orthodox File Managers
Krusader Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE
Double Commander Inspired by Total Commander
Xfe Very similar to Windows Explorer but with twin panes
emelFM2 Orthodox file manager using GTK+ 2
Midnight Commander User-friendly yet powerful text-mode file manager and visual shell
GNOME Commander Built on the GTK-toolkit and GnomeVFS
Ranger File manager with an ncurses frontend written in Python
gentoo Powerful two-pane file manager
muCommander Lightweight, cross-platform file manager
Beesoft Commander Qt based Norton Commander clone

Return to our complete collection of Group Tests, identifying the finest Linux software.

Bookmark and Share


Last Updated Sunday, October 12 2014 @ 04:23 PM EDT


We have written a range of guides highlighting excellent free books for popular programming languages. Check out the following guides: C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, HTML, Python, Ruby, Perl, Haskell, PHP, Lisp, R, Prolog, Scala, Scheme, Forth, SQL, Node.js (new), Fortran (new), Erlang (new), Pascal (new), and Ada (new).


Group Tests
All Group Tests

Top Free Software
5 Office Suites
7 Document Processors
6 Lean Desktops
6 Desktop Search
9 Project Management
9 Groupware Apps
14 File Managers
10 Databases
21 Backup Tools
21 DVD Tools
21 Window Managers
21 Productivity Tools
9 Terminal Emulators
21 Financial Tools
21 Text Editors
21 Video Emulators
21 Home Emulators
42 Graphics Apps
6 CAD Apps
42 Scientific Apps
10 Web Browsers
42 Email Apps
12 Instant Messaging
10 IRC Clients
7 Twitter Clients
12 News Aggregators
11 VoIP Apps
11 Remote Display Apps
42 Best Games
42 More Games
21 More Games
21 Notable Games (1)
21 Notable Games (2)
21 Notable Games (3)
8 ASCII Games
9 Educational Games
42 Audio Apps
42 Video Apps
6 Screencasting Apps
80 Security Apps
9 System Monitoring
6 Family History Apps
11 PDF Tools
6 Music Servers
6 Collection Managers
7 Calculator Apps
8 Geometry Apps
Free Console Apps
14 Multimedia
Programming
8 Compilers
9 IDEs
9 Debuggers
7 Revision Control Apps
6 Doc Generators
'Free' Proprietary
21 Closed-Source Apps
Top Commercial Apps
42 Games
Free Web Software
21 Web CMS
14 Wiki Engines
8 Blog Apps
6 eCommerce Apps
5 Human Resource Apps
10 ERP
10 CRM
6 Data Warehouse Apps
8 Business Intelligence
6 Point-of-Sale

All Group Tests

Other Articles
Migrating from Windows
Back up your data
Distribution Guide
Distro Portal Pages
20 Free Linux Books
Running Linux Under Windows


Older Stories
Sunday 09/07
  • Free Office Suites that Cut The Mustard (0)
  • Low-Spec Hardware? Try these Desktop Environments (0)

  • Monday 08/25
  • Powerful Command-line File Transfer Programs (0)

  • Saturday 08/16
  • Great Apps to Take Notes (0)

  • Sunday 08/10
  • Exciting New Terminal Emulators (0)

  • Saturday 08/02
  • The Best Lightweight Graphical Email Clients (0)

  • Sunday 07/20
  • Excellent Free Distraction-Free Tools for Writers (0)
  • Pick of the Bunch: Console Internet Applications (0)
  • Mobile Phone Management Made Easy (0)

  • Saturday 06/28
  • Easy File Comparisons With These Great Free Diff Tools (0)


  • Vote

    What do you find MOST attractive about Open Source software?

    Amount of customization
    Security
    Freedom provided
    Speed of development
    Quality
    Multiple versions
    Cost
    Potential to contribute
    Ability to modify code
    Results
    4873 votes | 2 comments

    Built with GeekLog and phpBB
    Comments to the webmaster are welcome
    Copyright 2009 LinuxLinks.com - All rights reserved