XFE – A Lightweight Windows File Explorer Like File Manager for X

Last updated: December 11, 2020

XFE (X File Explorer) is a lightweight Windows File Explorer or Commander like file manager for Unix / Linux X.

It’s small memory footprint, very fast, and only requires the FOX library to be fully functional, and aims to light desktop users.

XFE features include:

  • UTF-8 support
  • Commander/Explorer interface with four UI modes
  • Horizontal or vertical file panels stacking
  • Integrated text editor (xfwrite), image viewer (xfimage)
  • Integrated RPM or DEB packages installer / uninstaller (xfpack).<.li>
  • Custom shell scripts (like Nautilus scripts)
  • Search files and directories
  • Disk usage command
  • Mount/Unmount devices (for Linux only)
  • Color, control, and icon themes (GNOME, KDE, Windows, …)
  • Create and extract archives (tar, compress, zip, gzip, bzip2, xz, lzh, rar, ace, arj and 7zip formats are supported)
  • File comparison (through external tool)
  • Thumbnails image previews
  • Configurable key bindings

To install XFE in Ubuntu, simply open terminal and run command:

sudo apt install xfe

Once installed open the file manager from your system application launcher and enjoy!

(Optional) To remove XFE, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove xfe


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One response to XFE – A Lightweight Windows File Explorer Like File Manager for X

  1. how install on fedora?