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X Northern Captain

X Northern Captain is a file manager for X Windows. XNC has the same ideology as Norton Commander but also many additional and specific functions including a Virtual File System with support for tar, zip, rar, rpm, deb, bzip2, and lha archives, FTP support, built-in xterminal, viewer for JPEG, GIF, BMP, TGA, XPM, and XBM formats, an editor, users menu, extensions association, bookmarks for frequently used directories, and more.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  09 Jan 2004 10:55

    Release Notes: This release adds a feature to create symbolic links for selected files, hot keys display in menus, and more translations to other languages. A number of minor bugs were fixed.

    •  05 Feb 2003 10:10

      Release Notes: Some minor bugs were fixed, a quick 'cd' command was added, and Spanish, Czech, and Serbian translations were included.

      •  08 Jan 2003 17:43

        Release Notes: Localization support was added for all windows. File manager and xterminal windows now are in one solid window. New features include full XDnd v3 support, branch view display mode, the ability to pack archives on the fly, a context menu, a new main look and updated icons, four different icon sets, mouse actions, three different file view modes, a command line history menu, and the addition of bookmarks to the terminal.

        •  28 Mar 2002 19:28

          Release Notes: This release uses a new method of detection (pseudotty), which works on more platforms. There is a new image library, and BMP, PCX, PNG, PNM, GIF, JPG, TIF, PCD, LBM, TGA, and XPM are now viewable. Commands such as viewer and editor have been renamed so as not to conflict with other software. There are fixes for RPM archives, fixes for loading plugins on a.out and elf binaries, and many small bugfixes.

          •  17 Sep 2001 10:06

            Release Notes: Fixed bug in rxvt terminal part that appears in 4.4.5. Now terminal contents show correctly. Added new program 'xncloader' for fast shared loading of XNC.


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