Far Manager Alternatives for Linux

    Far Manager is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Far Manager and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Far Manager are Midnight Commander (Free, Open Source), Files (Free, Open Source), Thunar (Free, Open Source) and fman (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 9, 2021

    1. Double Commander is a cross-platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.
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      pomogacs Dual pane, full featured file manager.
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    2. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.
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      Almost everyone thinks Midnight Commander is a great alternative to Far Manager.


    3. Files (Nautilus) is a file manager designed to fit the Gnome desktop design and behaviour, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.
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    4. Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop Environment. Thunar has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any confusing or useless options.
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    5. Brings features from Sublime Text to the file manager niche. Features: • A user interface similar to ST, • Ctrl/Cmd+P for jumping to any directory, • Plugins based on the Python programming language
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    6. An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • BSD
      • Java
      muCommander is a lightweight, cross-platform file manager with a dual-pane interface. It runs on any operating system with Java support (Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, *BSD, Solaris...).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      SpaceFM is a multi-panel tabbed file and desktop manager for Linux with built-in VFS, udev- or HAL-based device manager, customisable menu system, and bash integration. SpaceFM aims to provide a stable, capable file manager with significant customisation capabilities.
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    7. JumpFm is a minimalistic dual panel file manager (currently released only for Windows, Mac, and Linux) that lets you navigate your file system very efficiently. Mac releases can be found at .

      Discontinued

      The last release was in 2017, but you can still download it and use it.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      X File Explorer (Xfe) is an MS-Explorer or Commander like file manager for X. It is based on the popular, but discontinued, X Win Commander, originally developed by Maxim Baranov.
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