Rodent File Manager
Rodent Core is an open source, small, fast and powerful file management utility for all GNU/Linux operating systems, as well as some BSD distributions. It’s a file manager for the experienced Linux/UNIX user, running on top of the X11 Window System and supporting a wide range of desktop environments. Rodent is the successor of the deprecated Xffm file manager that was used on the Xfce desktop environment a few years back.
Features at a glance
Key features include support for multiple plugins, such as a Windows network plugin (xfsamba), a bookmarks plugin, fstab plugin, and others, wastes no space on function buttons and menus, and all of its functionality is available through keyboard actions or via a pop-up menu. The Rodent filemanager is the next step in the evolution of the Xffm application, which now features a threaded design optimized for multicore CPUs.
In addition to the above, the program features a diff viewer for files and folders, Samba navigator, FUSE (Filesystems In User Space) support, file shredding, file previews, a search tool, process control, file previews and many more attractive features that transform it into a drop-in replacement for the lightweight Thunar and PCManFM file managers.
Under the hood and availability
The Rodent Core project is distributed along with the Rodent applications project, which includes many other libraries and essential components. It is written in the C programming language and uses the GTK+ GUI toolkit for its graphical user interface.
Supported operating systems and requirements
At the moment, Rodent has been successfully tested with mainstream Linux distributions, including Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, openSUSE, Arch Linux, Fedora, and their derivatives. It requires no third-party applications than the ones mentioned above and runs successfully on almost any open-source desktop environment or window manager, such as Xfce, LXDE, Enlightenment, Openbox or Fluxbox.