4Pane 8.0

4Pane is a highly configurable file manager for Linux and GNU-Hurd. It has dual twin-panes, each of which has a directory tree-view pane and a detailed-list pane for files. Advanced features include 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.

Tags file-manager desktop end-users hurd linux
License GNU GPLv3
State stable

Recent Releases

8.018 Nov 2022 19:55 minor feature: Compilation fixes when built against wxWidgets 3.2. When trying to extract an archive, recognise the 'xpi' extension: it's actually a zip. Provide a better context menu for the Terminal Emulator and CommandLine. Fix Terminal Emulator display glitches. Fix moving/pasting symlinks when Retain Relative Symlinks is true.
7.006 Dec 2020 19:45 minor feature: Added support for GIO mounts. Recent distro versions use GIO to mount some usb devices inside /run/user//gvfs/ 4Pane now looks there for automounted DVDs, cameras and smart devices e.g. android phones, and adds a toolbar button for each, just as would happen for a usb flash drive. Improvements to the QuickFind dialog. Compilation fix for =wxWidgets 3.1.4
6.021 Dec 2019 20:24 minor feature: When moving or pasting files, optionally retain their previous modification date. Support extracting/verifying 'rar' archives, if 'unrar' is installed, but not 'rar' creation. 'unrar' is freely available (though with a licence restriction) but the 'rar' licence is too restricted. Previewing images now supports svg files too. 4Pane no longer builds with wxWidgets 2.8; it now requires 3.0 or higher.
4.005 Apr 2016 15:53 minor feature: Moving or pasting files now uses threads. A better method of detecting a file's system mime-type is now used. 4Pane can now be built with clang as well as with g++
3.024 Nov 2014 20:56 major feature: 4Pane now optionally shows previews of image or text files. When deciding which application to use to open a file, the system's mimetype database is consulted. 4Pane now builds and (mostly) works on GNU-Hurd.