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Tools for simple, daily file and system management tasks

A set of interactive tools that includes an extensible file system browser, an ASCII/hex file viewer, a process viewer/killer, and other related utilities and shell scripts. It increases the speed and ease of daily tasks like moving files and directories, invoking editors, compressing and uncompressing files, creating and expanding archives, compiling programs, sending mail, etc. It has colors if the standard ANSI color sequences are supported, and is user-friendly.


Online manual, here.

Related Projects

  • Fileutils
  • Cpio
  • Gzip
  • Sharutils
  • Recode


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins24 February 2009
License:GPLv2Kelly Hopkins24 February 2009

Leaders and contributors

Andrei Pitis Developer
Tudor Hulubei Developer
Ian Beckwith Maintainer

Resources and communication

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Debian (Ref)
Savannah (Ref)

Software prerequisites

Required to uselibreadlineg2 (2.1.12 or later)
Required to buildautomake
Required to uselibncurses

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 February 2018.


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