Projects / Bantam


Bantam is a fast, light file manager for X11. It is targeted at power users who know their way around a file system and like to use the keyboard. Its important features include single-keystroke commands as the primary mode of operation, an arbitrary number of directory views, and a configurable interface to external file viewers and editors.

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Recent releases

  •  07 Jul 2006 09:27

    Release Notes: A bug that was causing Bantam to use all available CPU time when running in daemon mode was fixed.

    •  29 Jun 2006 05:13

      Release Notes: The code was ported from Tk to GTK. RASCL ( is used for configuration. New configuration options were added. File and directory creation commands were added.

      •  30 May 2005 21:38

        Release Notes: New features include recursive copying of directories, a prompt to rename a file when copying or moving to a directory that has a file with the same name, and the x_terminal_here function, which (obviously) launches an X terminal in the current directory. Bugfixes include improvements to listbox selection behavior and various fixes to the build process.

        •  09 May 2005 21:16

          Release Notes: New features include the ability to jump to arbitrary directories and the ability to toggle display of hidden files. Several bugs have been fixed, including the failure to destroy the last window when quitting, and the lack of a useful error message when required environment variables are undefined.

          •  02 May 2005 05:39

            No changes have been submitted for this release.


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