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Package management


  • pacman-color — A patched version of pacman that has a color enabled output. || pacman-colorAUR
  • pacman-contrib — A set of utilities for use with the pacman package manager. || pacman-contrib
  • 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 || gnome-utils
  • 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. || clipitAUR
  • 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
  • Parcellite — A lightweight yet feature-rich clipboard manager. || parcellite

Compression tools



  • atool — A script for managing file archives of various types || atool
  • p7zip — A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. || p7zip


  • Ark — Archiving Tool for KDE4. || kdeutils-ark
  • File Roller — The default archive manager for GNOME. || file-roller
  • PeaZip — Open source file and archive manager || peazipAUR
  • Squeeze — A featherweight front-end for command line archiving tools. || squeezeAUR
  • Xarchive — generic GTK+ 2 front-end that uses external wrappers around command line archiving tools || xarchiveAUR
  • Xarchiver — A lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+ 2. || xarchiverAUR
  • 7zFM — A command line port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. Includes as GUI. || p7zip (requires wxgtk)

File managers



  • Dired — The directory editor integrated with Emacs || emacs || mc
  • pilot — FM which comes with Alpine || alpine
  • Ranger — A console based file manager with vi bindings, customizability, and lots of features || ranger
  • Vifm — A ncurses based two-pane file manager with vi like keybindings || vifm


  • Andromeda — A Qt-based cross-platform file manager. || andromeda-gitAUR
  • Dino — A simple file manager. || dino-dfmAUR
  • Dolphin — Default file manager for KDE 4. || kdebase-dolphin
  • emelFM2 — A file manager that implements the popular two-panel design || emelfm2 || kdebase-konqueror
  • Krusader — Advanced twin panel (commander style) file manager for KDE || krusader
  • Nautilus — Extensible, heavyweight file manager used by default in GNOME with support for custom scripts || nautilus
  • PCManFM — A lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and can optionally manage the desktop background || pcmanfm
  • QtFileMan — A file manager such as PCFileMan from LXDE. || qtfileman-gitAUR
  • qtfm — A small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt. || qtfm
  • ROX-Filer — A small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels || rox
  • Spacefm — A gtk2 multi-panel tabbed file manager || spacefm
  • Sunflower — Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins. || sunflowerAUR
  • Thunar — Can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times. Features support for customizable actions || thunar
  • tuxcmd — Windowed file manager with 2 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 MS-Explorer or Commander like file manager for X || xfe

Merge tools

  • diffuse — Small and simple text merge tool written in Python || diffuse
  • KDiff — KDE file comparator/merge tool || kdiff3
  • Kompare — A GUI front-end program for viewing and merging differences between source files. 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 written in Python || 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/laucher. || cairo-dockAUR
  • Docker — A docking application which acts as a system tray. || docker
  • fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel. || fbpanel
  • LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE DE. || lxpanel
  • pancake — A highly configurable, modular panel for X || pancakeAUR
  • PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C. || pypanel
  • qtpanel — A project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt || qtpanel-gitAUR || stalonetray
  • Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox. || tint2
  • Trayer — Swallows GTK 1.2/2.x application docklets, and KDE docklets. || trayer
  • wbar — A quick launch bar developed with speed in mind || wbar || xfce4-panel
  • kooldock — A KDE docker with great effects. || kooldockAUR

Batch renamers

  • krename — A very powerfull batch file renamer for KDE. || krname