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
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
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
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
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
||Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for
by Total Commander
||Very similar to Windows Explorer but with twin panes
file manager using GTK+ 2
||User-friendly yet powerful text-mode file manager and
on the GTK-toolkit and GnomeVFS
|| File manager with an ncurses frontend written in Python
two-pane file manager
||Lightweight, cross-platform file manager
based Norton Commander clone
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Last Updated Thursday, May 31 2012 @ 03:03 PM EDT