|Developer(s)||Eugene Roshal (1996–2000)|
Far Group (2000–present)
|Initial release||10 September 1996; 24 years ago|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Linux port|
|Available in||English, Russian, Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish, Slovak, Italian, Ukrainian, Belarusian|
|License||Revised BSD license|
Far Manager (short for File and ARchive Manager) is an orthodox file manager for Microsoft Windows and is a clone of Norton Commander. Far Manager uses the Win32 console and has a keyboard-oriented user interface (although limited mouse operation, including drag-and-drop, is possible).
Far Manager: Eugene Roshal (original); Far Group 1996 3.0 build 5555 (8 February 2020; 7 months ago (Free BSD revised File Commander: Brian Havard. File manager DOS OS/2 & eCS Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix AmigaOS OpenVMS; Directory Opus: No No Yes No No No No Yes: No Dired: Yes: Yes: Yes: Yes: Yes Yes Yes Yes: Yes: Dolphin: No No. MuCommander, Path Finder, and Leap are probably your best bets out of the 18 options considered. 'Available on Linux, Mac, and Windows' is the primary reason people pick muCommander over the competition. This page is powered by a knowledgeable community that. Far Manager is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Double Commander, which is both free and Open Source.If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Far Manager and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement.
Far Manager was created by Eugene Roshal, and has been under development by the Far Group since 2000. The project's Unicode branches (2.0 and 3.0) are open-source (under the revised BSD license). All branches are available as 32- and 64-bit builds. Far Manager is often viewed as a very customizable file manager and text editor, and a free alternative to Total Commander.
Far Manager features an internal viewer and editor, customizable user menus, tree views, file search, compare, integrated help, and a task switcher for its tools. Its standard functionality can be expanded with macros (which allow scripting) and plugins.
Far Manager's default interface combines two file panels with a command prompt. Panels may be fully customized as to which columns are shown and in which order, and operations may be done to and from either panel. The file panels support wildcard selection, advanced filtering, sorting and highlighting. The file panels and the command prompt are both active at the same time (they are interacted with using different keys), and most features can be accessed using keyboard shortcuts (the key bar at the bottom displays the function key actions for the currently held down modifier keys).
Far's standard functionality can be greatly extended with macros (written in Lua scripting language, primarily used to record keypress sequences) and plugins. Standard plugins installed by default include FTP, Windows network, extensible archive file support and temporary panel (sandbox) virtual file systems, a process list, print manager, filename case converter, and several editor plugins to format, wrap, and otherwise alter text.
Third-party plugins are available from the PlugRing repository and plugin announcement forum (in Russian). Some popular plugins include regular expression search and replace (both in the text editor and across multiple files), syntax highlighting and auto-completion for the text editor, SFTP/SCP and Windows Registry virtual file systems, 7-zip integration, a hex editor and a picture viewer (which overlays a DirectX surface over Far's console window). Wrappers are available which allow using some Total Commander plugins with Far Manager, and vice versa. Plugins can be developed using the native C/Pascal API, or using wrappers which permit plugin development in other platforms and languages, such as .NET (including PowerShell), and Lua.
Linux and MacOS version
far2l project develops Linux and MacOS ports of Far Manager. As for now, port successfully builds and most common functions work as expected. Among ported and working plugins there are FarFTP, Colorer, MultiArc, TmpPanel.
Far Manager is available under the revised BSD license.
Originally, Far Manager was available as 40 days shareware for everyone except for citizens of the former USSR countries, who could use it as freeware for non-commercial use only. On 26 October 2007, the source code for the Unicode development version (1.80, later renamed to 2.0) was released under the revised BSD license. On 17 May 2010 the 1.x branch has also been released under the revised BSD license, though without source code.
- WinSCP plugin
- ^Far Manager release history
- ^Антонов, Игорь (July 2008). Как сказать варезу 'Нет!' [How to say 'no' to warez]. XAKEP (in Russian) (115): 22–23. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
- ^Леха ББ (May 2003). Ручной кодинг с удобствами. Редакторы кода [Comfortable manual coding. Code editors]. XAKEP (in Russian) (30): 60. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
- ^Bezroukov, Nikolai (12 August 2009). 'FAR – the first OFM that successfully implemented a plug-in concept'. The Orthodox File Manager (OFM) Paradigm. Softpanorama University Library. Retrieved 13 September 2010.
- ^Far PlugRing. 'Top plugins'. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- ^ГалЈнкин, Сергей (17 May 2004). 'Десять лучших дополнений для FAR' [Best ten add-ons for FAR]. ITC.UA, published in 'Домашний ПК' (in Russian). Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- ^FAR Encyclopedia for Developers
- ^FarNet and PowerShellFar on Google Code.
- ^LuaFar thread (in Russian).
- ^License.xUSSR.txt (Far EULA for ex-USSR countries citizens). Distributed with older 1.x versions.
- ^Far Group (26 October 2007). 'Far Manager – Open Source'. Retrieved 4 February 2009.
- ^Far Group (26 October 2007). 'Open Source – Unicode Far (Far forum)' (in Russian). Retrieved 4 February 2009.
- ^Мешков, Георгий (30 October 2007). 'Файловый менеджер Far Manager стал свободным' [Far file manager became free]. Компьюлента (in Russian). Retrieved 13 September 2010.
- ^Far Group. 'Far 1.x changelog' (in Russian). Archived from the original on 20 June 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
- Official website
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#1. Folx GO+ Download Manager
Folx GO+ for MacOS
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iDownloader is fast file downloader with very beautiful and elegant design that will make you feel like you are finally using a modern download manager. I love the UI design and most of you will too. iDownloader for Mac works by breaking downloads into multiple segments and downloading these segments together. This ensures that your internet bandwidth is fully utilized and thus increasing your speeds. It can also start downloads from where it left and keep retrying if a connection is lost. So even if you have slow or unstable internet connection, your download will virtually never fail. You can also schedule your downloads, there isn’t much iDownloader can’t do.
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#5. Fat Pipe Downloader
Fat Pipe Downloader for MacOS
Fat Pipe Downloader is an awesome basic download manager, hence why it was listed at #5. But don’t let that make you thinks this app can’t help you. It can, Fat Pipe downloader bypasses limits set by most servers where you download from by splitting a download task up into many smaller chunks thus making your downloads faster it also comes with auto segment count determination, you can filter file destination by file extension, store passwords for hosts and it also supports http/https addresses. If you want a quick little download manager that doesn’t have many options for you to play with, but still increases your speed, try this one.
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