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X File Explorer

X File Explorer (Xfe) is a filemanager for X. It is based on the popular, but discontinued, X Win Commander. Xfe is desktop independent and is written with the C++ Fox Toolkit. It looks similar to Windows Commander or MS-Explorer, and is very fast and simple. It features file associations, the ability to mount/umount devices, a directory tree for quickly changing directories, the ability to change file attributes, automatic registry saving, the ability to view/create/extract compressed archives, and much more.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  24 Nov 2013 16:48

    Release Notes: This release contains a new file search dialog based on the find and grep commands that allows you to quickly retrieve files and folders and perform the usual file operations on them. Many bugs were also fixed. Spanish, Italian, Greek, Czech, German, Swedish, and Brazilian Portuguese translations were updated.

    •  24 Aug 2013 07:20

      Release Notes: Users can now apply custom shell scripts to a list of selected files. The default keyboard shortcut for the file rename operation has been changed to F2. The Swedish and Greek translations were updated and a Spanish Colombian translation was added. Several bugs were fixed.

      •  09 Feb 2013 14:45

        Release Notes: This release improves the overall look and feel of the program. The scrollbar color can now be customized, and a Clearlooks theme has been added. Many bugs and some regressions have been fixed. Brazilian and Czech translations have been updated.

        •  08 Aug 2012 15:57

          Release Notes: This release adds the ability to change the date/time format in file and directory lists. An optional confirmation dialog is now displayed when the user opens an executable file. A Dutch translation has been added and some minor bugs were fixed.

          •  06 Apr 2012 16:50

            Release Notes: This release fixes several minor bugs and updates the Greek translation.

            Recent comments

            17 Feb 2007 01:48 holger_b71

            Fast & light
            Still the best file-manager für Unix/Linux!

            21 Mar 2005 03:28 NReitzel

            Just the Ticket
            Recently took my 75-year-old mother-in-law out of the world of winviruses. Xfe provides the functionality she needs on her desktop, without the overhead of a highly integrated, highly touted "Desktop Environment".

            14 Jul 2004 11:33 amiatrome

            Perfect for me
            Superb addition to the aterm, clex and midnight commander.

            Best of all, no need for GNOME or KDE. Lovely.

            18 Nov 2003 07:47 joaopena

            Small and beatifull
            From all the file managers I have tried, xfe is the one I use. Does what I need. Thanks Roland.

            10 Nov 2003 00:37 bouthors

            Just Perfect
            This explorer is perfect : very fast and it doesn't need a lot of memory. Try it !


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