A file manager is a computer program that allows for the manipulation of files and directories on a computer's filesystem.
Available software and articles
Here are some file manager packages available in Gentoo:
|Name||Package||Homepage||Description||Console operation?||GUI operation?|
|emelFM2||app-misc/emelfm2||http://emelfm2.net||A file manager that implements the popular two-pane design|
|GNU Midnight Commander||app-misc/mc||https://midnight-commander.org/||GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager.||Yes|
|PCManFM||x11-misc/pcmanfm||https://wiki.lxde.org/en/PCManFM||a powerful, yet lightweight file manager application written by Hong Jen Yee.|
|X File Explorer||x11-misc/xfe||http://roland65.free.fr/xfe/||MS-Explorer-like minimalist file manager for X||Yes|
|Nemo||gnome-extra/nemo||https://github.com/linuxmint/nemo||a fork of GNOME's Nautilus file manager for Cinnamon.||No||Yes|
|ranger||app-misc/ranger||https://ranger.github.io/||a console file manager with VI key bindings.||Yes||No|
|spacefm||x11-misc/spacefm||https://ignorantguru.github.com/spacefm/||A multi-panel tabbed file manager||No||Yes|
Typically file managers are opened and configured from the desktop environment. Graphical managers usually have a Configuration, Options, or Preferences menu to edit.
- Desktop environment — provides a list of desktop environments available in Gentoo.