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xfm - X file and application manager

Xfm is a file and application manager program for the X Window System, based on the Xaw3d widget set. It provides virtually all of the features that you would expect in a file manager; move around your directory tree in multiple windows, move, copy or delete files, and launch programs with simple mouse operations. Directory displays are updated automatically in regular intervals when the contents of the directory change. The integrated application manager provides a kind of "shelf" onto which you can place your favorite applications, as well as the files and directories you are currently working with. It also allows you to access different groups of applications and files. User-definable file types let you specify a command to be executed when double-clicking on a file or dropping other files onto it. Last not least, xfm can automatically mount and unmount special devices like floppies as you open and close the corresponding directories (mount points).
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu iconUbuntu 16.04 LTS xenial/universedeb1.5.4-32017-11-10198 kiB690 kiB

Manual pages


xfm - X file and applications manager


xfmmailcap - show mailcap information as parsed by xfm


xfmtype - xfm file type tester


xfm - file format for application window contents of xfm


/etc/X11/xfm/xfm_dev - xfm device configuration


xfm_magic - xfm’s magic file format


xfm_mailcap - mailcap information for usage within xfm or xfmmailcap


xfm_mime.types - suffix based fall back mime type information

Latest updates

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS xenial/universe: Version 1.5.4-3 introduced

  • fix typo in package description (Closes: 591391)
  • update VCS- headers
  • use dpkg-buildflags
  • work around libraries erroneously put in LDFLAGS (Closes: 641296)
  • include magic.mime, as libmagic no longer does
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