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4Pane is a four pane detailed-list file manager for Linux. It is designed to be fully-featured without bloat, and aims for speed rather than visual effects. In addition to standard file manager things, it offers multiple undo and redo of most operations (including deletions), archive management including 'virtual browsing' inside archives, multiple renaming/duplication of files, a terminal emulator, and user-defined tools.

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Recent releases

  •  12 Dec 2013 17:55

    Release Notes: 4Pane now automatically updates its panes when their contents change. It's now possible to mount and browse remote data using sshfs.

    •  18 Jun 2012 17:23

      Release Notes: There is now a built-in su/sudo front-end for executing commands with admin privileges. A greater range of compressed files and archives is now supported, including xz, lzma, lzop, and 7z. There is better keyboard navigation and better USB device discovery. Stock icons are now used where possible.

      •  08 Jan 2011 20:15

        Release Notes: There is now a menu item called "Permanently Delete", which really deletes rather than just moving to a can. The selected pane now subtly highlights its header or the top of its toolbar to indicate that it has focus. I18n-related improvements were made, and there are now Italian and Danish translations provided.

        •  02 Feb 2010 20:33

          Release Notes: It's now possible to overwrite files inside virtual archives (instead of only being able to store duplicates). The Options dialog has been altered, and this and several others made smaller so that they'll fit on a netbook screen. Various changes have been made to make 4Pane more locale-aware.

          •  20 Nov 2008 18:17

            Release Notes: This release has a Quick-Grep dialog that provides the most common grep options on a single page. The original, multi-page Full-Grep is still available.


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