Comparison of file managers

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of notable file managers.

General information[edit]

Basic general information about the managers: creator/company etc.

File manager Creator First public version
(date)
Latest stable version
(date, number)
Cost Software license
Altap Salamander Altap August 15, 1997 (1997-08-15) May 30, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-05-30) (3.02) US$30 Proprietary
Directory Opus Jonathan Potter,
GPSoftware
Amiga: v1 (1990-01-03)
Windows: v6 (2001-06-18)
July 3, 2014; 48 days ago (2014-07-03) (11.5) A$85 Proprietary
Dired integral part of Emacs,
part of the GNU project
1974? July 30, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-07-30) (7.17) Free GPL
Disk Order LikeMac Group February 2004 (2004-02) February 2008; 6 years ago (2008-02) (3.0) US$29.95 Proprietary
Dolphin KDE June 7, 2006 (2006-06-07) (0.5) January 25, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-01-25) (4.8.0) Free GPL
Dos Navigator Ritlabs 1991 (0.90) 1999 (1.51) Free BSD original
emelFM2 tooar September 6, 2003 (2003-09-06) February 18, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-02-18) (0.9.1) Free GPL
FAR Manager Eugene Roshal (original); FAR Group 1996 3.0 build 3800 (8 February 2014; 6 months ago (2014-02-08)) [±]

2.0 build 1807 (3 February 2011; 3 years ago (2011-02-03)) [±]
1.75 build 2634 (3 February 2011; 3 years ago (2011-02-03)) [±]

Free BSD revised
File Commander Brian Havard 1993 March 3, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-03-03) (2.40) A$35.00 Proprietary
File Manager Microsoft (Ian Ellison-Taylor) 1990 November 30, 1999; 14 years ago (1999-11-30) (4.0.1381.318) Part of Windows Proprietary
Finder Apple Inc. January 1984 (1984-01) June 30, 2014; 51 days ago (2014-06-30) (10.9.4) Part of OS X Proprietary
Explorer++ David Ercig January 8, 2008 (2008-01-08) February 3, 2013; 18 months ago (2013-02-03) (1.3.5) Free GPL
Gentoo (file manager) Emil Brink ? March 18, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-03-18) (0.19.13) Free GPL
GNOME Commander GNOME Commander September 2001 (2001-09) April 5, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-04-05) (1.4.1) Free GPL
Konqueror KDE October 2000 (2000-10) 4.13.1 (May 13, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-05-13)) [±][1] Free GPL
Krusader Krusader Krew July 11, 2000 (2000-07-11) 2.0.0 "Mars Pathfinder" for KDE4 (April 26, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-04-26)) [±] Free GPL
Midnight Commander (mc) GNU Midnight Commander < May 1994[2] April 1, 2014; 4 months ago (2014-04-01) (4.8.12) Free GPL
muCommander Maxence Bernard February 17, 2002 (2002-02-17) August 5, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-08-05) (0.9.0) Free GPL
Nautilus Eazel April 11, 2001 (2001-04-11) 3.12.2 (May 20, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-05-20)) [±][3]


Free GPL
Nomad.NET Eugene Sichkar August 14, 2008 (2008-08-14)
(2.2.0.537 beta)
March 31, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-03-31) (2.8.7.1740) Free Proprietary
Norton Commander Peter Norton Computing,
later Symantec corporation
1986 February 1, 1999 (1999-02-01) (2.01 Windows
DOS: 1998-07-01 (5.51))
 ? Proprietary
Path Finder
(originally named SNAX)
Cocoatech April 2001 (2001-04) March 12, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-03-12) (6.5.3) US$39.95 Proprietary
PathMinder Albert Nurick and
Brittain Fraley
1984 1988 (4.11) US$39.95 Proprietary
PCManFM Hong Jen Yee January 9, 2006 (2006-01-09) February 27, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-02-27) (1.2.0) Free GPL
ROX-Filer Thomas Leonard et al. Before March 10, 2000 (2000-03-10) October 9, 2011; 2 years ago (2011-10-09) (2.11) Free GPL
STDU Explorer STDUtility March 23, 2009 (2009-03-23) May 24, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-05-24) (1.0.465) Free Proprietary
Thunar Xfce January 22, 2006 (2006-01-22) May 5, 2013; 15 months ago (2013-05-05) (1.6.3) Free GPL
Total Commander
(originally named 'Windows Commander')
Christian Ghisler September 25, 1993; 20 years ago (1993-09-25) (1.00d) April 30, 2014; 3 months ago (2014-04-30) (8.51a) CHF40, €32, US$44 Proprietary
Volkov Commander Vsevolod Volkov circa 1992 4.05 (February 21, 2001; 13 years ago (2001-02-21)) [±] shareware / freeware Proprietary
Windows Explorer Microsoft August 24, 1995 (1995-08-24) 2010; 4 years ago (2010) Part of Windows Proprietary
WinSCP WinSCP September 30, 2000 (2000-09-30) 5.5.4 (June 10, 2014; 2 months ago (2014-06-10)[4]) [±] Free GPL
Xandros File Manager Xandros Corporation ? July 26, 2007; 7 years ago (2007-07-26) (4.2) Part of Xandros Desktop Proprietary
Xfe Roland Baudin 2002 November 24, 2013; 8 months ago (2013-11-24) (1.37) Free GPL
Xfile Rixstep March 2, 2003 (2003-03-02) February 19, 2007; 7 years ago (2007-02-19) (1.8.0) US$79.00
(with 80+ other apps)
Proprietary
Xfm Simon Marlow, Albert Gräf, Robert Vogelgesang, Juan D. Martin, Till Straumann 1992 September 2001; 12 years ago (2001-09) (1.4.3) Free GPL
xplorer² Nikos Bozinis June 10, 2004 (2004-06-10) June 21, 2014; 60 days ago (2014-06-21) (v2.5.0.4) US$29.95
(lite: free)
Proprietary
XYplorer Donald Lessau 1997 July 13, 2013; 13 months ago (2013-07-13) (12.70.0000) US$29.95, €24.95 Proprietary
ZTreeWin Kim Henkel 1996 May 27, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-05-27) (2.1.19)
May 26, 2013; 14 months ago (2013-05-26) (2.4.121 beta)
US$29.95 (1-4) Proprietary
File manager Creator First public version
(date)
Latest stable version
(date, number)
Cost Software license

Operating system support[edit]

Cross-platform file managers[edit]

This table shows the operating systems that the file managers can run on, without emulation.

File manager DOS Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix AmigaOS OS/2 & eCS OpenVMS
Directory Opus No Yes No No No No Yes[5] No No
Dired Yes[6] Yes[7] Yes[8] Yes Yes Yes Yes[9] Yes[10] Yes[11]
Dolphin No Needs KDE[12] Yes[13] Yes Yes Yes No No No
Dos Navigator Yes Yes No No No No No Yes No
emelFM2 No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No
File Commander No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
GNOME Commander No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Konqueror No Needs KDE[12] Yes[13] Yes Yes Yes No No No
Krusader No No Needs X Yes Yes Yes No No No
Midnight Commander Yes Yes[14] Yes[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
muCommander No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes
Nautilus No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
PathMinder Yes Yes No No No No No No No
PCManFM No Needs POSIX-compliant platform Needs POSIX-compliant platform Yes Yes Yes No Needs POSIX-compliant platform Yes
ROX-Filer No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Thunar No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Volkov Commander Yes Yes No No No No No No No
Wal Commander No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No
Xandros File Manager No No No Yes ? ? No No No
Xfe No Needs X Needs X Yes Yes Yes No Needs X Yes
Xfile No No Yes No No No No No No
Xfm No Needs X Needs X Yes Yes Yes No Needs X Yes
ZTreeWin No Yes No No No No No Yes No
File manager DOS Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix AmigaOS OS/2 & eCS OpenVMS

Mac-only file managers[edit]

*nix-only file managers[edit]

Windows-only file managers[edit]

Manager views[edit]

Icon views represent files and folders as large icons
Details + Thumbnails views and Favs-panel (bottom left)

Information about what common file manager views are implemented natively (without third-party add-ons).

Note that the "Column View" does not refer to the Miller Columns browsing / visualization technique that can be applied to tree structures / folders.

File manager Family UI Icon view List view Column view Thumbnails Details + Thumbs Grouping Content dependent [18] Twin panel Favorites / Bookmark Panel tabs
Altap Salamander Orthodox GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Partial No
Demos Commander Orthodox Text ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
Directory Opus Orthodox GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dired Orthodox Text ? Yes ? Yes, on GUI[19] Yes, on GUI[19] ? ? Yes, one or more Partial (bookmarks) Yes (show tab-bar optional) [20]
Disk Order Orthodox GUI ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes
Dolphin Navigational GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Dos Navigator Orthodox Text ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
emelFM2 Orthodox GUI No Yes No Yes[21] ? No No Yes ? No
FAR Manager Orthodox Text [22] Partial[23] Yes Yes Yes[24] Partial[23] Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial [m 1]
File Commander Orthodox Text No Yes Yes No Partial Yes No Yes No No
File Manager Orthodox GUI Yes Yes No ? ? ? ? Yes No No
FolderFiler Navigational / Orthodox Text No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Finder Spatial / Miller Columns GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes, with Cover Flow Yes No No Yes No
gentoo Orthodox GUI ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
GNOME Commander Orthodox GUI No Yes No No ? No No Yes ? No
Konqueror Navigational / Orthodox GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes
Krusader Orthodox GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Midnight Commander Orthodox Text No Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes ?
Nautilus Navigational / Spatial GUI Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Path Finder Navigational GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
PCManFM Navigational GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No Yes Yes
ROX-Filer Spatial GUI Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes No
STDU Explorer Navigational GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Total Commander Orthodox GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes In viewing Yes Yes Yes
Thunar Navigational GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? No Yes Yes
Volkov Commander Orthodox Text ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ?
Windows Explorer Navigational / Spatial GUI Yes Yes Yes [m 2] Yes Partial [m 3] Yes Yes No Yes No
Xandros File Manager Navigational GUI Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xfe Navigational GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes ?
Xfm Spatial GUI Yes No No No No ? ? No ? No
xplorer² Hybrid Navigational / Orthodox GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[25] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XYplorer Hybrid Navigational / Orthodox GUI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
ZTreeWin Orthodox Text No Yes Yes No Partial Yes No Yes Yes No
File manager Family UI Icon view List view Column view Thumbnails Details + Thumbs Grouping Content dependent Twin panel Favorites / Bookmark Panel tabs
  1. ^ Via multi-panel plugins or the ConEmu mod.
  2. ^ Column view is called Details view in Windows Explorer
  3. ^ Windows 7 introduces a Content view which shows details as well as thumbnails

Twin-panel file managers have obligatory connected panels where action in one panel results in reaction in the second. Konqueror supports multiple panels divided horizontally, vertically or both, but these panels do not act as twin panels by default (the user has to mark the panels he wants to act as twin-panels).

Network protocols[edit]

Information on what networking protocols the file managers support. Note that many of these protocols might be supported, in part or in whole, by software layers below the file manager, rather than by the file manager itself; for example, the Mac OS X Finder doesn't implement those protocols, and the Windows Explorer doesn't implement most of them, they just make ordinary file system calls to access remote files, and Konqueror either uses ordinary file system calls or KIO slave calls to access remote files. Some functions, such as browsing for servers or shares, might be implemented in the file manager even if most functions are implemented below the file manager.

File manager SMB/CIFS WebDAV NFS AFP FTP FISH/SSH
Altap Salamander Yes No ? No Yes Yes
Directory Opus Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes (SFTP & SSL[29])
Disk Order ? ? ? ? Yes Yes (FTPS & SFTP)
Dolphin Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
emelFM2 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Far Manager Yes Partial[n 1] Partial[n 2] No Yes Yes[n 3]
File Commander Yes Partial[n 1] Partial[n 2] No Partial[n 4] Partial[n 5]
File Manager ? ? ? ? ? ?
Finder Yes[n 6] Yes[n 6] Yes[n 6] Yes[n 6] Partial[n 6] No
GNOME Commander Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Konqueror Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Krusader Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
muCommander Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes
Midnight Commander Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Nautilus Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Path Finder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (Read Access) No
PCManFM Yes[n 7] ? ? ? ? ?
ROX-Filer Yes[n 6] Yes[n 6] Yes[n 6] Yes[n 6] Yes[n 6] Yes[n 6]
Total Commander Yes Yes[n 3] Partial[n 2] No Yes Yes
Thunar Yes[n 7] Yes[n 7] Yes[n 7] No Yes[n 7] Yes[n 7]
Windows Explorer Yes Yes Yes[n 8] No Yes No
Xandros File Manager ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xfe ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xfm ? ? ? ? ? ?
xplorer² Yes Yes[n 9] Partial[n 2] No Yes No
XYplorer ? ? ? ? ? ?
ZTreeWin Yes Partial[n 4] Partial[n 2] No Partial[n 4] Partial[n 5]
File manager SMB/CIFS WebDAV NFS AFP FTP FISH/SSH
  1. ^ a b WebDAV support in these file managers requires the installation of NetDrive or Webdrive.
  2. ^ a b c d e NFS support in these file managers requires the installation of Services for UNIX.
  3. ^ a b Support is provided via a free 3rd-party plugin.
  4. ^ a b c FTP support in these file managers requires the installation of NetDrive or Webdrive.
  5. ^ a b SSH support in these file managers requires the installation of SftpDrive or Webdrive.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Support is provided by the underlying operating system.
  7. ^ a b c d e f Support is provided by GVFS
  8. ^ NFS support requires either the freely downloadable Windows Services for UNIX or is built-in starting with Windows Vista Enterprise and Ultimate editions as Subsystem for Unix-based applications (SUA).
  9. ^ WebDAV is supported via Microsoft Windows' built-in Network Places/Mapped Drive functionality.

File features[edit]

Information on what basic file features the file managers support.

File Manager File compression File encryption Rename busy files File preview File coloring filter [39] File selection filter Paste clipboard as file File and folder reports ACL (Access control list) Mass Rename [40]
Altap Salamander Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes, multiple [41] ? Yes Yes [42] Yes
Directory Opus Yes Partial Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes
Disk Order Yes ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
Dolphin Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ? Partial
emelFM2 Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes No ? Yes ?
FAR Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial [43] Yes Plugin Plugin
File Commander Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
File Manager Yes ? ? No Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes
Finder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No ? Yes No
GNOME Commander Yes ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? No Yes
Konqueror Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? Yes Yes[44]
Krusader Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes ? Yes Yes[44]
Nautilus Yes No Yes Yes No No Partial [45] No Yes No
Path Finder Yes No [46] No Yes No Yes No Yes No No
PCManFM ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
ROX-Filer With helper apps Yes Yes No Yes No No No Yes
STDU Explorer No No No Yes No No No No No No
Thunar No No ? Yes No Yes ? ? ? Yes
Total Commander Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Log file Yes
Windows Explorer Yes Partial[47] No Yes No No Partial [48] No Yes [49] Partial
Xandros File Manager ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xfe ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xfm ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
xplorer² Yes Partial [47] Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [50] Yes
XYplorer Yes Partial [47] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ZTreeWin Yes Partial [51] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
File Manager File compression File encryption Rename busy files File preview File coloring filter File selection filter Paste clipboard as file File and folder reports ACL (Access control list) Mass Rename

Browsing features[edit]

File manager Browse compressed folders Slideshows Shows combined Size of Selected Directories Branch Sizes Directory Compare Synchronizer Find as you type (Type-ahead find) For Directories, size column shows:
Altap Salamander Yes No Yes ? Yes Partial (for remote folders) Yes DIR
Directory Opus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disk Order Yes ? Partial ? Yes ? ? --
Dos Navigator / NDN Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? ? ?
Dolphin Yes No Yes No No No Yes number of entries
emelFM2 ? No Yes ? Yes ? Yes literal*
FAR Manager Yes Partial [52] Yes Yes Yes Partial [53] Yes ?
File Commander Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Finder No Yes Yes ? No No Yes Yes
GNOME Commander No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Konqueror Yes Yes Yes(with konq-plugin) ? ? ? Yes ?
Krusader Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Midnight Commander Yes[54] ? Yes ? Yes Yes[55] Yes ?
Nautilus No No Yes No No No No number of entries
Path Finder No Yes Partial ? No No Yes Yes
PCManFM No No Yes Yes No ? Yes nothing
ROX-Filer No No Yes ? No ? Yes, and browsing with tab completion nothing
Thunar No ? Yes ? No No Yes literal*
Total Commander Yes Yes In plugin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Windows Explorer Yes Yes Yes (in folder tooltips) Partial No Yes Yes ?
Xandros File Manager ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xfe ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xfile ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xfm ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
xplorer² Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
XYplorer Yes Yes[56] Yes Yes No Partial Yes Contents including subs
ZTreeWin Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes number of entries
File manager Browse compressed folders Slideshows Shows combined Size of Selected Directories Branch Sizes Directory Compare Synchronizer Find as you type (Type-ahead find) For Directories, size column shows:

_* literal - meaning the size of the directory file itself, not the number or sizes of the files it points to (commonly called its "contents"). Typically a few kilobytes. [52]

Search features[edit]

Information on what file searching features the file managers support. RegExp include the possibilities of nested Boolean searches, thus implicitly all file managers supporting RegExp search support also Boolean searches.

File manager File name / content search Basic metadata search All metadata search RegExp Boolean (nesting levels) Fuzzy logic Save searches [57] Refined searches [58]
Altap Salamander Yes Yes ? Yes[59] Yes ? Yes Yes
Directory Opus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disk Order Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Dolphin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes
emelFM2 Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Partial ?
FAR Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes[s 1] Yes[s 1] Yes[s 1] Yes Yes
File Commander Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes No
Finder Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ?
Konqueror Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes
Krusader Yes Yes Yes Yes[60] No No Yes Yes
Nautilus Yes Partial [s 2] Partial [s 2] ? ? ? Yes ?
Path Finder Yes Yes Yes No No ? No No
PCManFM Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
ROX-Filer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No ?
Total Commander Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Partial [s 3]
Windows Explorer Yes Yes No ? ? ? Yes Yes
Xandros File Manager ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xfe No No No No No No No No
Xfile Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Xfm ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
xplorer² Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XYplorer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[61]
ZTreeWin Yes Yes Partial Partial [62] Yes Yes Yes Yes
File manager File name / content search Basic metadata search All metadata search RegExp Boolean (nesting levels) Fuzzy logic Save searches Refined searches
  1. ^ a b c Via plugins
  2. ^ a b Can integrate with Beagle to provide more searching functionality.
  3. ^ Search intersection

Extensibility[edit]

Information on which parts of the application can be extended by plugins.

File manager Filesystem support Attribute columns File previews Metadata indexing Unicode support Visual Themes
Altap Salamander Yes Yes Yes ? Partial No
Directory Opus Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes Yes
Disk Order Yes ? ? ? ?
Dolphin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
emelFM2 ? ? ? ? ?
Far Manager Yes Yes Yes Partial Yes[e 1] No
Finder Yes No Yes Yes Yes[e 2] Partial[e 3]
Konqueror ? ? Yes ? ?
Krusader Yes Yes Yes Partial ?
Midnight Commander Yes No No No Yes No
Nautilus Yes ? Yes ? Yes ?
Path Finder ? ? ? ? ?
PCManFM Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
ROX-Filer No Yes No ?
Total Commander Yes Yes Yes Yes In search tool Yes[e 4] Partial[e 5]
Windows Explorer Yes Yes Yes Yes[65] Yes Partial[e 3]
Xandros File Manager ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xfe No No No No No No
Xfile ? ? ? ? ? ?
Xfm ? ? ? ? ? ?
xplorer² Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
XYplorer Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes
ZTreeWin Yes No Yes ? Yes No
File manager Filesystem support Attribute columns File previews Metadata indexing Unicode support Visual Themes
  1. ^ In Far 2.0 & Far 3.0+
  2. ^ Unicode support depends on Mac OS version. Mac OS X's Finder includes full Unicode support, while Mac OS 8 and earlier does not. May be supported in >=8.1 and <=9.2 if using unicode filesystems.
  3. ^ a b File and folder icons customizable on OS level and via folder properties
  4. ^ Main change in Total Commander 7.50
  5. ^ User can change toolbar icons

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "KDE Software Compilation 4.13.1". KDE. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  2. ^ The exact history is unknown. This date comes from changelog entries in the src/TODO file in the Git repository (SHA1: eb6b3842a). But it is probably earlier than that. Dec 1997 was release v4.1 already.
  3. ^ "GNOME 3.12.1 release notes". GNOME mailing list. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Recent Version History :: WinSCP". Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  5. ^ a b Directory Opus 5.82 Magellan II is the last commercial version available for Amiga. Full and registered version has been released for free with the AmiKit distribution. Directory Opus 4 is maintained separately under an open source license.
  6. ^ http://www.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/info2www?(emacs)MS-DOS
  7. ^ "Emacs FAQ for MS Windows". Free Software Foundation. 2013-08-27. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  8. ^ http://homepage.mac.com/zenitani/emacs-e.html
  9. ^ http://de5.aminet.net/util/gnu/em1934src.readme
  10. ^ "Emacs 20.6 under OS/2". Home.snafu.de. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  11. ^ Last edited 2010-05-28 22:59 UTC by AaronHawley (diff) (2010-05-28). "Emacs On VMS". EmacsWiki. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  12. ^ a b "Projects/KDE on Windows/Installation - KDE TechBase". Techbase.kde.org. 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  13. ^ a b "The MacPorts Project - Available Ports". MacPorts. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  14. ^ Cygwin or unsupported native port
  15. ^ Runs in text mode inside Terminal window
  16. ^ Windows 95 and later
  17. ^ Windows Mobile
  18. ^ Content Dependent (System) refers to a system which attempts to detect the dominant type of files in that folder and then select the most appropriate view mode for you automatically.
  19. ^ a b Activating Image-Dired command in the graphical interface.
  20. ^ Tab-bar mode can be activated to show the tab-bar (else it will be hidden).
  21. ^ Optional image thumbnailer plugin since v0.3.4 (24/5/2007)
  22. ^ The text interface, which can be partially graphical with some plugins, such as embedded image/video viewers, for example. But the text interface is only emulated with the ConEmu mod - it is graphical and TrueColor in reality.
  23. ^ a b With the ConEmu mod or plugins
  24. ^ With ConEmu Far Manager plugin conemu-maximus5
  25. ^ Via "Mirrored Browsing" feature
  26. ^ Requires an additional licence (purchased separately)
  27. ^ Files matching certain user defined criteria (e.g. name pattern, attributes) are displayed in another color. Example: Since Windows 2000, the UI guide requires NTFS compressed files and folders displayed in blue, whereas uncompressed ones are black.
  28. ^ Mass Rename is a feature to rename large number of files in a convenient way and including a preview, see the screenshot for an example. Common options are subdirectory inclusion, wildcards, manual mode (offering to edit names as text files in editors), counters, time related fields (e.g. "date created"), path related fields (e.g. "parent directory name"), regular expressions etc.
  29. ^ Altap Salamander offers to show only selected files and hide unselected ones, also in picture viewer etc. For selection, the usual wildcards and add/subtract/intersect with 1...N stored selections are offered.
  30. ^ ACL is dependent on the type and version of file- and operating system. Altap Salamander offers quick access to owner, auditing and permission settings in WinXP with NTFS 5.
  31. ^ With plug-ins, or this can be implemented as a macros
  32. ^ a b Needs KRename, an application that integrates into Konqueror and Krusader.
  33. ^ Only text which is dragged from another program and dropped into a folder in Nautilus can be pasted as a new file.
  34. ^ Path Finder apparently integrates with Knox, an encryption utility.
  35. ^ a b c The encryption feature in Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, and Windows Server 2003 is in fact a user-transparent filesystem-level encryption feature for NTFS. The file manager merely enables or disables it.
  36. ^ Supported up to Windows XP only. Document scraps are not supported in Windows Vista and later.
  37. ^ Via system File Properties dialog, NTFS-only. Must be enabled manually in Windows versions prior to Server 2003.
  38. ^ Via system File Properties dialog, NTFS-only.
  39. ^ Encryption is supported for Zip and Rar, other formats depend on the editable ARCHIVER.BB2 file
  40. ^ a b Via plugins
  41. ^ Via plugins, or manual with helping of the embedded Advanced Compare.
  42. ^ Extensible via compression plugins, supported formats list depends on distribution package maintainer
  43. ^ Can be done in two steps
  44. ^ via XYplorer script- SlideShow
  45. ^ Save searches: Ability to save templates containing all search settings (file filter, metadata requirements etc.). Results of saves searches are always live, so not the results but the search conditions are saved.
  46. ^ Also known as iterative searches. For example the ability to finish one search and then perform a new search a) only within these results (intersect the two result sets / the requirements of both searches have to be met), 2) adding to these results (combine both result sets to a bigger set) or 3) subtract from those results (original result set reduced by intersection of result sets).
  47. ^ Altap Salamander Search offers RegExp for defining the file content.
  48. ^ Krusader - Twin Panel File Management For Your Desktop
  49. ^ After searching results, user can apply advanced visual filters to narrow down search.
  50. ^ ZTreeWin provides several context specific search syntaxes that are not pure regex
  51. ^ IFilters

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