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

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

CD/DVD burning tools


Clipboard managers

  • Anamnesis — 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 — Fork of Parcellite with additional features and bugfixes. || clipit
  • CopyQ — Clever clipboard manager with searchable and editable history, custom actions on items and command line support. || copyqAUR
  • Glipper — Clipboard manager for the GNOME desktop with many features and plugin support. || glipperAUR
  • Klipper — Full featured clipboard manager for the KDE desktop. || kdebase-workspace
  • loliclip — Clipboard synchronizer developed for WM users. || loliclipAUR
  • Parcellite — Lightweight yet feature-rich clipboard manager. || parcellite

Compression tools



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


  • Ark — Archiving tool included in the KDE desktop. || kdeutils-ark
  • File Roller — Archive manager included in the GNOME desktop. || file-roller
  • p7zip — Port of 7-Zip for POSIX systems, including Linux. The GUI requires wxGTK and is called 7zFM. || p7zip
  • PeaZip — Open source file and archive manager. || peazip-gtk2AUR peazip-qtAUR
  • Squeeze — Featherweight front-end for commandline archiving tools. || squeeze-gitAUR
  • Xarchive — Generic GTK2 front-end that uses external wrappers around commandline archiving tools. || xarchiveAUR
  • Xarchiver — Lightweight desktop independent archive manager built with GTK+. || xarchiverAUR

File managers



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


  • Andromeda — Qt-based cross-platform file manager. || andromeda-gitAUR
  • Dino — Easy to use and powerful file manager built in Qt. || dino-dfmAUR
  • Dolphin — File manager included in the KDE4 desktop. || kdebase-dolphin
  • Double Commander — File manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas. || doublecmd-gtk2 doublecmd-qt
  • emelFM2 — File manager that implements the popular two-panel design. || emelfm2
  • Konqueror — File manager for the KDE desktop. || kdebase-konqueror
  • Krusader — Advanced twin panel (Midnight Commander style) file manager for the KDE desktop. || krusader
  • Nautilus — 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 — Lightweight file manager which features tabbed browsing and can optionally manage the desktop background. || pcmanfm
  • QtFileMan — File manager similar to PCManFM from LXDE. || qtfileman-gitAUR
  • qtFM — Small, lightweight filemanager for Linux desktops based on pure Qt. || qtfm
  • ROX — Small and fast file manager which can optionally manage the desktop background and panels. || rox
  • SpaceFM — GTK+ multi-panel tabbed file manager. || spacefm
  • Sunflower — Small and highly customizable twin-panel file manager for Linux with support for plugins. || sunflowerAUR
  • Thunar — File manager that can be run as a daemon with excellent start up and directory load times. || thunar
  • Tux Commander — Windowed file manager with two panels side by side similar to popular Total Commander or Midnight Commander file managers. || tuxcmd
  • Worker — Fast, lightweight and feature-rich file manager for the X Window System. || workerAUR
  • Xfe — Microsoft Explorer-like file manager for X (X File Explorer). || xfe

Merge tools


  • Diffuse — Small and simple text merge tool written in Python. || diffuse
  • KDiff3 — File and directory diff and merge tool for the KDE desktop. || kdiff3
  • Kompare — 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 — 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
  • Bmpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant panel for the X11 system. || bmpanelAUR
  • Cairo-Dock — Highly customizable dock and launcher application. || cairo-dock
  • Docker — Docking application which acts as a system tray. || docker
  • Docky — Full fledged dock application that makes opening common applications and managing windows easier and quicker. || docky
  • fbpanel — Lightweight, NETWM compliant desktop panel. || fbpanel || gnome-panel
  • KoolDock — KDE3 docker with great effects that tries to resemble the Mac OS X dock. || kooldock-svnAUR
  • LXPanel — Lightweight X11 desktop panel and part of the LXDE desktop. || lxpanel
  • pancake — Highly configurable, modular panel for the X11 system. || pancakeAUR
  • PyPanel — Lightweight panel/taskbar written in Python and C. || pypanel
  • qtpanel — Project to create useful and beautiful panel in Qt. || qtpanel-gitAUR || stalonetray
  • Tint2 — Simple panel/taskbar developed specifically for Openbox. || tint2
  • Trayer — Lightweight GTK+-based systray. || trayer
  • wbar — Quick launch bar developed with speed in mind. || wbar
  • Xfce Panel — Panel included in the Xfce desktop. || xfce4-panel

Batch renamers

  • GPRename — GTK+ batch renamer for files and directories. || gprename
  • KRename — Very powerful batch file renamer for the KDE desktop. || krename
  • metamorphose2 — wxPython based batch renamer with support for regular expressions, renaming multimedia files according to their metadata, etc. || metamorphose2AUR
  • pyRenamer — Application for the mass renaming of files. || pyrenamerAUR
  • — Batch renamer based on perl regex. || perl-rename