3.6.1 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
3.2/5 28
A Midnight Commander-like highly configurable graphical file manager for Linux/UNIX

editor's review





Worker is a completely free and open source graphical two-pane file manager specifically designed for the X Window System on UN*X operating systems. It is very similar to the Midnight Commander program, which runs only from the command-line interface.

Allows users to access archives and remote websites

The software is fast, allows users to easily and quickly access archives and remote websites, as well as to browse tar, tgz, tbz, gzip, zip, bzip2, rar, ar, lha, rpm, zoo, iso9660, arj, diff, cpio, ISO files.

Worker comes with several basic file management functions, such as copy, rename, move or delete files and folders, directory creation, support for creating and modifying symlinks, support for modifying file/folder permission with chmod and chown, and many more. The built-in copy function supports parallel operations in the background.

Features, lots of features

Among other features, Worker includes a text viewer, tab-based navigation, file search, flexible file type system, context menu, bookmarks, labels, external drive manager, VFS (Virtual File System) support for accessing remote websites, UTF8 support, and built-in configuration GUI.

Another interesting feature is the ability to browse various archive types, including TAR, TGZ, GZIP, Bzip2, RAR, AR, RPM, ISO9660, DIFF, ARJ, ZOO, LHA, CPIO, as well as ZIP.

Additionally, the software offers support for browsing FTP sites, allows you to execute external programs, comes with a powerful mechanism for binding external programs to file types, keyboard shortcuts or buttons, supports Lua scripting, and it is translated in multiple languages.

Old-school graphical user interface (GUI)

The GUI (Graphical User Interface) of the Worker application looks very old, which might make some users hop over to the rival for a ride. It includes all the necessary functions in the main window, so you won’t have to look for hidden gems. You can easily navigate the interface only with your keyboard.

Worker was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on February 14th, 2015

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