File managers

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This article provides a list of file managers available in Gentoo.

A file manager is a computer program that allows for the manipulation of files and directories on a computer's filesystem.

Available software

Graphical

Typically, graphical file managers are opened and configured from the desktop environment.

Name Package Homepage Description
Dolphin kde-apps/dolphin https://apps.kde.org/dolphin/ Plasma filemanager focusing on usability.
emelFM2 app-misc/emelfm2 http://emelfm2.net File manager that implements the popular two-pane design.
Nautilus (Files) gnome-base/nautilus website Default file manager for the GNOME desktop.
Nemo gnome-extra/nemo https://github.com/linuxmint/nemo Fork of GNOME's Nautilus file manager for Cinnamon.
PCManFM x11-misc/pcmanfm https://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM Powerful yet lightweight file manager from LXDE.
PCManFM-Qt x11-misc/pcmanfm-qt https://github.com/lxqt/pcmanfm-qt Qt GUI File manager, default file manager of LXQt.
spacefm x11-misc/spacefm http://ignorantguru.github.io/spacefm/ A multi-panel tabbed file manager.
Thunar xfce-base/thunar https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/start Xfce file manager.
X File Explorer x11-misc/xfe http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/ MS-Explorer-like minimalist file manager for X.

Command line

Command line file managers are usually run in a terminal emulator, and often configured through configuration files. They can generally run remotely over SSH.

Name Package Homepage Description
GNU Midnight Commander app-misc/mc https://midnight-commander.org/ Free cross-platform orthodox file manager, started in 1994 as a clone of Norton Commander.
nnn (n³) app-misc/nnn https://github.com/jarun/nnn Full-featured terminal file manager, full-featured, tiny, nearly 0-config, and incredibly fast.
ranger app-misc/ranger https://ranger.github.io/ Console file manager with VI key bindings, a minimalistic, friendly curses interface, with a view on the directory hierarchy.

See also