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
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!
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!
This release is a major feature release, including:
Many translations still need to be updated! Please send me your po files.
This release contains a new file search dialog based on the find and grep commands that allows to quickly retrieve files and folders and perform the usual file operations on them. Many bugs were also fixed. Spanish, italian, greek, czesch, german, swedish and brazilian portuguese translations were updated.
This release adds a scripts feature: like in Nautilus, users can now apply custom shell scripts to a list of selected files. See the documentation page for more information.
The default keyboard shortcut for the file rename operation was changed to F2. Swedish and greek translation were updated. A spanish colombian translation was also added. And as usual, several bugs were fixed.
This release improves the overall look and feel of the program. Scrollbar color can now be customized and a Clearlooks theme has been added. Many bugs and some regressions were fixed. Brazilian and czsech translations were also updated.
This release adds the ability to change the date/time format in file and directory lists. An optional confirmation dialog is now displayed when the user opens an executable file. A dutch translation has been added and some minor bugs were fixed.