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File manager with a classic two panel interface

'Worker' is a file manager for the X Window System with a classic two panel interface (similar to 'midnight commander'). Although it has a fully graphical configuration, you can still manually edit the configuration file without restarting 'Worker'. External programs integrate easily through buttons, hotkeys, and filetype-actions. 'Worker' uses file recognition by file content, filename extension, or both. Each filetype can be assigned different actions with completely configurable commands.


User guide available in HTML format from


Download version 3.8.4 (stable)
released on 17 September 2016


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey28 July 2004

Leaders and contributors

Ralf Hoffmann Maintainer
See the THANKS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteXLI
Weak prerequisiteImageMagick (both for image viewing)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 4 January 2017.


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