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4Pane is a multi-pane, detailed-list file manager for Linux. It is designed to be fully-featured without bloat, and aims for speed rather than visual effects. In addition to standard file manager things, it offers multiple undo and redo of most operations (including deletions), archive management including 'virtual browsing' inside archives, multiple renaming/duplication of files, a terminal emulator and user-defined tools.


As you can see from the Screenshots its display is split into a left directory tree-view, and a right detailed-list view which by default shows both files and directories. There are normally two of these twin panes displayed (thus the name) but this, and almost everything else, can be configured to suit your needs.


It has been built and tested on all the main Linux distros, using both current and older versions. Though it has a gtk-style appearance, it's not tied to any particular desktop.


4Pane comes with a built-in manual, which can also be viewed online. The online version has added images.


4Pane is hosted by SourceForge. Bug-reports are very welcome: please report them to the SourceForge bug tracker.


News


26.04.15

Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) has been released. There are 4Pane packages available for it both from here and SourceForge.

5.04.16

4Pane 4.0 is now released. Apart from the usual bug-fixes, the main changes are:
  • Moving or pasting files now uses threads.
    This allows 4Pane to be responsive even during pastes of very large files, and also makes it possible to cancel such pastes.

  • A better method of detecting the system mime-type of a file is now used.

  • 4Pane can now be built with clang as well as with g++.

Packages for the latest versions of the major distros are available from sourceforge and here.



7.11.15

There are new distro releases of Fedora, 23, and openSUSE, 42.1 (leap).

Fedora 23 again includes official 4Pane packages, and this time they work.

openSUSE 42.1 is only available as a 64 bit distro, so there's only that 4Pane package; you can find it in the usual places, here and SourceForge.

23.10.15

There are now packages available for ubuntu 15.10 (wily), both from here and SourceForge.

27.05.15

Fedora 22 is now out, and I'd delighted to be able to report that it includes official 4Pane 3.0 packages. I'm less delighted that they currently don't run. This seems to be due to a bug that affects some or all packages that require the wxWidgets libs. I've therefore rebuilt the official rpms, and these do run. I've uploaded them to the usual places, here and SourceForge.

26.04.15

There are now packages available for ubuntu 15.04 (vivid) and debian 8 (jessie), both from here and SourceForge.

10.12.14

Fedora 21 packages are now available, both from here and SourceForge.

7.11.14

There are now packages available for openSUSE 13.2, both from here and SourceForge.

24.10.14

Ubuntu 14.10 (utopic) packages are now available, both from here and SourceForge.

29.09.14

4Pane 3.0 is now released. Apart from the usual bug-fixes, the main changes are:
  • There is now a Preview feature: optionally, hovering over an image or a text file will show its contents in a 'tooltip'.
    This can be turned on and off from the 'View' menu, the toolbar or a keyboard shortcut. The sizes of the tooltips, and the delay before they fire, can be set from Options > Configure > Display:Misc.

  • Double-clicking on a file now consults the system's mime-type settings to help decide which application to use to open that file.
    4Pane's original built-in method is still available, and used as a back-up by default; but this can be configured from Options > Configure > Miscellaneous > Other.

Packages for the latest versions of the major distros are available from sourceforge and here.



2.05.14

There are now packages available for Mandriva 2014.0, both from here and SourceForge.

19.04.14

Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) packages are now available, both from here and SourceForge.

4.02.14

There are now packages available for Mageia 4, both from here and SourceForge.

18.12.13

Fedora 20 packages are now available, both from here and SourceForge.




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