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GopherFileManager is file manager for Linux with GTK3 user interface written on Golang

I wanted to create Linux file manager with "folder trumbnails" like in Dolpin file manager

Source code is so bad now. It maybe will fix it later... Look here for executable file





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Dependencies for GOPATH:

  1. Golang GTK3 lib also for gtk:

sudo apt-get install libgtk-3-dev

sudo apt-get install libcairo2-dev

sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev

  1. my Framework

  2. inotify wrapper for directory update events

  1. some libs for additional image trumbnails support (webp, ico, bmp ...)
  1. correct image rotation from exif

Dependencies of PROGRAMS:

  1. Compiled version of my "FileMoverGui" written on golang too

  2. ffmpeg for video trumbnails

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg

  1. smbclient for getting smb folders list of one server

sudo apt-get install smbclient

programs below usualy included in linux (if you not have them, you should install it):

  1. gtk, gvfs, bash - libs
  2. df, lsblk, mount, ls - base commands for disks list
  3. xdg-open, xdg-mime - file type system associations
  4. xclip - for copy-paste clipboard
  5. nmblookup - for scanning network for samba servers
  6. udevadm - for usb devices names (mtp protocol)


App is under development and not versionized (you can see version if run with one argument "-v")

Not all functions are implemented and realised as planned! need to do:

  1. "hard-to-do":
  • async file list loading by os.File.Readdir(1+) (ioutil.ReadDir() or os.File.Readdir(-1) is slow if mpt/webdav protocol)
  • listing all remote pc on network, list folders of one remote pc
  • searching files results
  • mounting remote folders & mounting remote folders with unsaved password & mounting local (unmounted or encrypted) folders
  1. easy (so, it will be done later):
  • history of location ("back button" fo path)
  • some small features like sorting, favorite folders editing
  • hash folder automatic clear for too old preview-images
  • list style show of file list
  • and so on

possible futures in far-far future:

  • working inside zip files like in directories
  • preview for zip files content like in folders
  • trash for deleted files
  • 4K display support


  • 0.2.0 - added multiple select files by mouse + hotkeys (Ctrl+C,Ctrl+V,Del)
  • 0.2.1 - hotkeys F2,F5,Ctrl+A; info for multiseleced files; copy folder near itself
  • 0.2.2 - new cache method, exif orientation, paste into in menu, russian keyboard shortcuts fix
  • 0.3.0 - async file list loading! searching files! network listing! movie files length on icon
  • 0.3.1 - smb mount, path history, search results menus
  • 0.3.2 - mouse selecting with Ctrl button, fixing unnecessary menu's bugs
  • 0.3.3 - fixing for installing by go get

Platform & License:

Only Linux! Tested mostly on amd64 on Cinnamon desktop (Linux Mint 19). Also tested once on Gentoo 17 (gnome 3) amd64.

Windows/MasOS support is NOT planned

License type is GPL3

Some configurations for good work:

Open "View/Options" and change if you need:

  • Path to FileMoverGui app on golang
  • Path to hash folder for trumbnails. Create it if not exist or choose another!
  • System file manager name ("nemo" is default)
  • System terminal name ("gnome-terminal" is default)
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