File Managers

Ytree – a curses-based file manager similar to DOS Xtree

Ytree is a curses-based file manager.

The software browses filesystems and archives (RAR/SPM/RPM/TAR/ARC/LHA/ZIP/ZOO).

YTree is a clone of Xtree, a file manager program originally designed for use under DOS. The popularity of the program led many enthusiasts to develop clone versions that work with modern operating systems.

The file manager is released under an open source license.

Features include:

  • All the standard file management operations.
  • Hex editor.
  • Directory statistics.
  • File: attribute, copy, delete, edit, filespec, group, hex, login, and move.
  • Commands – Owner, pipe, rename, sort, tag, untag, view, execute, and pathcopy.
  • Sort filelist by the following:
    • Access time.
    • Change time.
    • Extension.
    • Group.
    • Modification time.
    • Name.
    • Owner.
    • Size.
  • Search command to untag files using an external program.
  • Recognizes the filename extensions “.F”, “.Z”, “.z” and “.gz.
  • Archive files are recognized by filename extension (e.g zoo, zip).
  • Command-line history is supported: Use cursor up/down. Use “F2” on the command-line to select directories.
  • Good UTF-8 support.
  • List jump.
  • Supports large disk.
  • Fully user-configurable commands and menu text in user mode and file mode. Ytree may now be used as a user interface with fully customized actions tailored to the user’s application and environment.
  • Dynamic directory scanning.
  • Dynamic resize window support.
  • Clock support
  • Colour support.
  • Cross-platform support: runs under Linux, SYSV R3.2/R4, Interactive, The Hurd, NeXTstep 2.1, Irix 5.2, AIX 3.2, HPUX, SUNOS 4.1 / Solaris 2, ULTRIX 4.3 DEC-UNIX / OSF1, WIN32 with DJGPP, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, QNX, and Apple Mac OS X.
  • Internationalization support.

Developer: Werner Bregulla
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

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