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. Xfe is developed since 2002 by Roland Baudin, a French Linux enthusiast. Xfe aims to be the file manager of choice for all light thinking Unix addicts!
Why yet another file browser?
Yes, it's a good question. Why another file manager when many excellent choices exist already? Why not use a full-blown, animated, bells-and-whistles file manager like Konqueror, Nautilus or Rox?
The answer is quite simple: Although all these file managers are feature rich and cleverly designed, let's face it, they are huge! If you're a console addict, light desktop user or have an older system, resource hogging file managers just aren't the way to go. Especially since most file managers are Desktop dependent (KDE, Gnome, Xfce, etc.), requiring you to load all kinds of unwanted bloat onto your system.
So why XFE? Xfe is small, very fast and only requires the FOX library to be fully functional. Plus, it can be launched from the command line in a fraction of second. Xfe can also efficiently complete terminal commands. Personally, I use it in my everyday work and since I find it useful, I assume you will too!