X File Explorer (Xfe) – A lightweight file manager for X11

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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 Features

* Very fast graphic user interface
* Small memory footprint
* UTF-8 support (through the FOX 1.6 library)
* Commander/Explorer interface with four file manager modes : a) one panel, b) directory tree and one panel, c) two panels, and d) directory tree and two panels
* Integrated text editor (X File Write, xfw)
* Integrated text viewer (X File View, xfv)
* Integrated image viewer (X File Image, xfi)
* Integrated RPM or DEB packages viewer / installer / uninstaller (X File Package, xfp)
* Copy/cut/paste files from and to your favorite desktop (GNOME/KDE/XFCE/ROX)
* Drag and Drop in Xfe and from and to your favorite desktop
* Root mode with authentication by su or sudo
* Status line
* File associations
* Optional trash can for file delete operations (compliant with Freedesktop standards)
* Auto save registry
* Double click or single click files and directories navigation
* Mouse right click pop-up menu in tree list and file lists
* Change file attributes
* Mount/Unmount devices (for Linux only)
* Toolbars
* Bookmarks
* Back and forward history lists for directory navigation
* Path linker for directory navigation
* Color themes (GNOME, KDE, Windows, ...)
* Icon themes (Xfe, GNOME, KDE, XFCE, Tango, Windows...)
* Create / Extract archives (tar, compress, zip, gzip, bzip2, lzh, rar, ace, arj and 7zip formats are supported)
* Tooltips with file properties
* Progress bars or dialogs for lengthy file operations
* Thumbnails image previews
* Configurable key bindings
* Startup notification
* Ability to enqueue multimedia files (open command)
* Available in 19 languages
* and much more...

Install XFE in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following command

sudo apt-get install xfe xfe-i18n xfe-themes

Note :- xfe-i18n -- This package provides support many locales for non-English interfaces.

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2 thoughts on “X File Explorer (Xfe) – A lightweight file manager for X11

  1. this is a great product.. tired of gnome bloat and slow nautilus i switched to thunar and pcmanfm-mod but there are some tiny issues..xfe has every option nautilus left out after peaking at nautilus elementary.. it feels strong and solid.. its only weakness for me is the lack of standard icon support but oh well.. its an awesome project

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