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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, GNOME Files, Thunar and SpaceFM.

Far Manager alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be FTP Clients or File Search Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Far Manager.
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  1. Double Commander icon

    Double Commander

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    124 alternatives to Double Commander 

    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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    1.  Batch Rename FilesDouble Commander supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
    2.  PortableDouble Commander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsDouble Commander can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Ad-freeDouble Commander doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Dark ModeDouble Commander supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Double Commander 0.7.0 running on Windows 10
    Double Commander 0.7.3 running on Ubuntu 16.04 Xfce
    Double Commander 0.7.3 running on macOS 10.10
    Double Commander vs Far Manager opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Double Commander is a great alternative to Far Manager.
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    Dual pane, full featured file manager.

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  2. Midnight Commander icon

    Midnight Commander

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • MacPorts
    98 alternatives to Midnight Commander 

    GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software. Its a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees, search for files...

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    1.  LightweightMidnight Commander consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Midnight Commander vs Far Manager opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Midnight Commander is a great alternative to Far Manager.


  3. GNOME Files icon

    GNOME Files

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    55 alternatives to GNOME Files 

    GNOME Files, formerly known as Nautilus, is the official file manager for the GNOME desktop, giving the user a simple way to navigate and manage its files.

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    1.  LightweightGNOME Files consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGNOME Files can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  4. Thunar icon

    Thunar

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz
    77 alternatives to Thunar 

    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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    1.  MP3 / ID3 RenamingThunar allows you to batch rename MP3 files through the use of ID3 metadata.
    2.  Batch Rename FilesThunar supports renaming of different types of files or data in large batches.
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  5. SpaceFM icon

    SpaceFM

    37 alternatives to SpaceFM 

    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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    With big previews/thumbnails


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    fman

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    97 alternatives to fman 

    The most modern dual-pane file manager. For Windows, Mac and Linux.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionsfman can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  7. PCMan File Manager icon

    PCMan File Manager

    • Linux
    • Xfce
    41 alternatives to PCMan File Manager 

    An extremely fast and lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and user-friendly interface.

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    1.  LightweightPCMan File Manager consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  8. muCommander icon

    muCommander

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Java
    98 alternatives to muCommander 

    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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    1.  PortablemuCommander can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  9. Krusader icon

    Krusader

    • Linux
    • XQuartz
    52 alternatives to Krusader 

    Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total Commander. It provides all the file management features you could possibly want: extensive archive handling, mounted filesystem support, FTP, advanced...

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    1.  Built-in viewerKrusader shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    2.  Command line interfaceKrusader either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    JumpFm

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    108 alternatives to JumpFm 

    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.

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    1.  Dark ModeJumpFm supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    Discontinued

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

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