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Rodent is described as *'What is Rodent?

Rodent is fast, small and powerful file manager for the GNU operating system (but it also works in BSD). That's one way to look at it. Another way is to call it a graphic shell (that's probably more accurate).

Rodent wastes no space on menus or function'* and is a File Manager in the file management category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Rodent for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Xfce, Mac, BSD and Windows. The best alternative is Dolphin File Manager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Rodent are Midnight Commander, GNOME Files, Thunar and PCMan File Manager.

Rodent alternatives are mainly File Managers but may also be FTP Clients or File Renamers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Rodent.
This page was last updated Jun 28, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • Xfce

What is Rodent?

Rodent is fast, small and powerful file manager for the GNU operating system (but it also works in BSD)....

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  1. Dolphin is a file manager for KDE focusing on usability. Has three view modes: Icon, Detail and it used to have Column View like in Finder (it is not available in current version due to problems with maintaibility). Supports FTP, SCP and other protocols. Highly configurable.

  2. GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software.



  3. 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.

  4. Thunar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    • MacPorts
    • XQuartz

    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.

  5. PCMan File Manager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce

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



  6. SpaceFM

    • 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.

  7. Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE and other desktops in the *nix world, similar to Midnight or Total Commander.

  8. Index (Maui Applications)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • AppImageHub

    Index is a convergent file manager, it the user with a simple way to navigate and manage files. Index incorporates features such as miller columns, embedded terminal, split views, file previews, experimental WebDAV support, tags.

  9. Worker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Worker is a file manager for the X Window System on UN*X with low requirements (basically only the X11 libraries). The directories and files are shown in two independent panels (similar to Midnight Commander).

  10. Xfe

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • 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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