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Basic Shell Commands

  • Core Utilities — The basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system || coreutils

Package management


  • Pacmatic — A pacman wrapper to check Arch News before upgrading, avoid partial upgrades, and warn about configuration file changes. || pacmatic
  • pkgfile — A tool that finds what package owns a file. || pkgfile
  • pkgtools — A collection of scripts for Arch Linux packages. || pkgtools
  • srcpac — A simple tool that automates rebuilding packages from source. || srcpac

Disk usage display programs || baobab
  • Filelight — A disk usage analyzer that creates an interactive map of concentric, segmented rings that help visualise disk usage on your computer. || kdeutils-filelight
  • GdMap — A disk usage analyzer that draws a map of rectangles sized according to file or dir sizes. || gdmap
  • gt5 — A diff-capable "du-browser". || gt5AUR
  • ncdu — A simple ncurses disk usage analyzer. || ncdu

CD/DVD burning tools



  • AcetoneISO — An all in one ISO tool (supports BIN, MDF, NRG, IMG, DAA, DMG, CDI, B5I, BWI, PDI and ISO). || acetoneiso2
  • BashBurn — A lightweight terminal based menu frontend for CD/DVD burning tools. || bashburn
  • Brasero — A disc burning application for the GNOME desktop that is designed to be as simple as possible. || brasero
  • cdw — An ncurses frontend to cdrecord, mkisofs, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format, xorriso. || cdwAUR
  • GnomeBaker — A full featured CD/DVD burning application for the GNOME desktop. || gnomebakerAUR
  • Graveman — A GTK+-based CD/DVD burning application. || gravemanAUR
  • K3b — A feature-rich and easy to handle CD burning application. || k3b
  • Recorder — A simple frontend to cdrkit/cdrtools, cdrdao, mkisofs and growisofs with limited options and preferences. || recorder
  • X-CD-Roast — A lightweight cdrtools front-end for CD and DVD writing. || xcdroastAUR
  • Xfburn — A simple frontend to the libburnia libraries with support for CD/DVD(-RW), ISO images and BurnFree. || xfburn

Clipboard managers

  • Anamnesis — A clipboard manager that stores all the clipboard history and offers an interface to do a full-text search. It has both a commandline and GUI mode available. || anamnesisAUR
  • ClipIt — A fork of Parcellite with additional features and bugfixes. || clipit
  • CopyQ — A clever clipboard manager with searchable and editable history, custom actions on items and command line support. || copyqAUR
  • Glipper — A clipboard manager for the GNOME desktop with many features and plugin support. || glipperAUR
  • Klipper — A full featured clipboard manager for the KDE desktop. || kdebase-workspace
  • loliclip — A clipboard synchronizer developed for WM users. || loliclipAUR
  • Parcellite — A lightweight yet feature-rich clipboard manager. || parcellite

Compression tools



  • atool — A script for managing file archives of various types. || atool
  • p7zip — A port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. The commandline tool is called 7z. || p7zip


  • Ark — An archiving tool included in the KDE desktop. || kdeutils-ark
  • File Roller — An archive manager included in the GNOME desktop. || file-roller
  • p7zip — A port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. The GUI requires wxGTK and is called 7zFM. || p7zip
  • PeaZip — An open source file and archive manager. || peazip-gtk2AUR peazip-qtAUR
  • Squeeze — A featherweight front-end for commandline archiving tools. || squeeze-gitAUR
  • Xarchive — A generic GTK+ front-end that uses external wrappers around commandline archiving tools. || xarchiveAUR
  • Xarchiver — A lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+. || xarchiverAUR

File managers



  • Dired — The directory editor integrated with Emacs. || emacs || mc
  • Pilot — A file manager that comes with the Alpine email client. || re-alpine
  • Ranger — A console-based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features. || ranger
  • Vifm — An ncurses-based two-panel file manager with vi-like keybindings. || vifm


  • Andromeda — A Qt-based cross-platform file manager. || andromeda-gitAUR
  • Dino — An easy to use and powerful file manager built in Qt. || dino-dfmAUR
  • Dolphin — A file manager included in the KDE4 desktop. || kdebase-dolphin
  • emelFM2 — A file manager that implements the popular two-panel design. || emelfm2
  • Konqueror — A file manager for the KDE desktop. || kdebase-konqueror
  • Krusader — An advanced twin panel (Midnight Commander style) file manager for the KDE desktop. || krusader
  • Nautilus — An extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts. || nautilus
  • Nemo — Nemo is the file manager of the Cinnamon desktop. A good alternative to Nautilus. || nemo
  • PCManFM — A lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and can optionally manage the desktop background. || pcmanfm
  • QtFileMan — A file manager similar to PCManFM from LXDE. || qtfileman-gitAUR
  • qtFM — A small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt. || qtfm
  • ROX — A small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels. || rox
  • SpaceFM — A GTK+ multi-panel tabbed file manager. || spacefm
  • Sunflower — A small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins. || sunflowerAUR
  • Thunar — A file manager that can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times. || thunar
  • Tux Commander — A windowed file manager with two panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers. || tuxcmd
  • Worker — A fast, lightweight and feature-rich file manager for the X Window System. || workerAUR
  • Xfe — A Microsoft Explorer-like file manager for X (X File Explorer). || xfe

Merge tools


  • Diffuse — A small and simple text merge tool written in Python. || diffuse
  • KDiff3 — A file and directory diff and merge tool for the KDE desktop. || kdiff3
  • Kompare — A GUI front-end program for viewing and merging differences between source files. It supports a variety of diff formats and provides many options to customize the information level displayed. || kdesdk-kompare
  • Meld — A visual diff and merge tool that can compare files, directories, and version controlled projects. || meld

Vim and Emacs provide merge functionality with vimdiff and ediff.

Taskbars || avant-window-navigator-bzrAUR
  • Bmpanel — A lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for the X11 system. || bmpanelAUR
  • Cairo-Dock — A highly customizable dock and launcher application. || cairo-dock
  • Docker — A docking application which acts as a system tray. || docker
  • fbpanel — A lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel. || fbpanel
  • KoolDock — A KDE3 docker with great effects that tries to resemble the Mac OS X dock. || kooldock-svnAUR
  • LXPanel — A lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE desktop. || lxpanel
  • pancake — A highly configurable, modular panel for the X11 system. || pancakeAUR
  • PyPanel — A lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C. || pypanel
  • qtpanel — A project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt. || qtpanel-gitAUR || stalonetray
  • Tint2 — A simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox. || tint2
  • Trayer — A lightweight GTK+-based systray. || trayer
  • wbar — A quick launch bar developed with speed in mind. || wbar
  • Xfce Panel — A panel included in the Xfce desktop. || xfce4-panel

Batch renamers

  • GPRename — A GTK+ batch renamer for files and directories. || gprename
  • KRename — A very powerful batch file renamer for the KDE desktop. || krename
  • pyRenamer — An application for the mass renaming of files. || pyrenamerAUR
  • — A batch renamer based on perl regex. || perl-rename