List of applications/Utilities

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Package management


  • pkgfile — Find what package owns a file. || pkgfile
  • pkgtools — A collection of scripts for Arch Linux packages. || pkgtools
  • pacman-color — Command-line frontend for libalpm aka pacman with color patch. || pacman-colorAUR
  • Pacman-contrib — Utilities for use with the pacman package manager. || pacman-contrib
  • Pacmatic — Pacman wrapper to check Arch News before upgrading, avoid partial upgrades, and warn about config files || pacmatic
  • srcpac — Automates rebuilding packages from source || srcpac

Disk usage display programs

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

CD/DVD burning tools



  • Xfburn — A simple frontend to the libburnia libraries with support for CD/DVD(-RW), ISO images and BurnFree || xfburn
  • cdw — An Ncurses frontend to cdrecord, mkisofs, growisofs, dvd+rw-mediainfo, dvd+rw-format, xorriso || cdwAUR
  • recorder — A simple frontend to cdrkit/cdrtools, cdrdao, mkisofs and growisofs with limited options and preferences || recorder
  • Brasero — A disc burning application for Gnome || brasero
  • K3b — Feature-rich and easy to handle CD burning application || k3b
  • X-CD-Roast — Lightweight cdrtools front-end for CD and DVD writing || xcdroastAUR
  • GnomeBaker — A full featured CD/DVD burning application for Gnome || gnomebakerAUR
  • AcetoneISO — An all in one ISO tool (bin, mdf, nrg, img, daa, dmg, cdi, b5i, bwi, pdi, iso). || acetoneiso2

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  • growisofs
  • bashburn - A lightweight terminal based menu frontend for CD/DVD burning tools.
  • graveman - A GTK based CD/DVD burning application.

Clipboard managers

  • Anamnesis — stores all clipboard history (!) and offers an interface to do a full-text search. Both command line and GUI modes available || anamnesisAUR
  • ClipIt — fork of Parcellite with additional features and bugfixes || clipitAUR
  • Glipper — clipboardmanager for GNOME with more features and plugin support || glipperAUR
  • Klipper — full featured clipboardmanager for KDE || kdebase-workspace
  • Parcellite — 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
  • 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


Console || 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


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Xfe — A MS-Explorer or Commander like file manager for X || xfe
  • worker — A fast, lightweight and feature-rich file manager for the X Window System || workerAUR
  • Spacefm — A gtk2 multi-panel tabbed file manager || spacefm
  • Andromeda — A Qt-based cross-platform file manager. || andromeda-gitAUR
  • Dino — A simple file manager. || dino-dfmAUR

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