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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.


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey28 July 2004

Leaders and contributors

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

Resources and communication

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Debian (Ref)
Python (Ref)
Ruby (Ref)
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteImageMagick (both for image viewing)
Weak prerequisiteXLI

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 April 2018.


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