13 Best File Managers for Linux Systems

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14 Responses

  1. Rohitasch says:

    Marlin and it’s fork Plethora have GUI Miller columns like the TUI of Ranger (cascading list view, like GWorkspace and it’s descendent – Finder).

  2. AP says:

    I love Nemo, open as root and open terminal at current location are great features. I can’t stand Ubuntu’s default Nautilus, no such features, also no tree view explorer.

    • Aaron Kili K says:


      Yeah, Nemo is great and one of my favorites on Linux Mint. It has wonderful features as your have mentioned a few here. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

  3. dude says:


    • Ravi Saive says:


      Thanks for telling about Double Commander, will include in the list as per your suggestion…

  4. YNT says:

    Hi, you forget SpaceFM. Its my favorite file manager. Try it out.

  5. Aaron Kili K says:

    @Bobses and @Jack

    Thanks for mentioning your favorite file managers, all of these work just fine as the ones in the list.

  6. Bobses says:

    But… where is Caja from MATE? :)

  7. Jack says:

    How could you not list ranger? Ranger is my goto file manager as I like to work in terminals more than gui applications. Many of those who use tiling managers for thier desktops also prefer ranger. It


    • Ravi Saive says:


      As per your suggestion, we’ve included Ranger Console File Manager to the article, thanks for pointing out….

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