FAR Manager

Console mode file manager

Application Details:

Version: 1.7
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.19

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What works

Works almost flawlessly when ran with the user backend (wineconsole --backend=user far.exe). Semigraphic characters, console resizing, clipboard and mouse are working great.

What does not

Hard links are not emulated (they could very well be).

NTFS junctions (implemented with reparse points) are not emulated (I was expecting this though; they are very poorly documented and I suppose much harder to emulate).

Ctrl+\ (to go to the root directory of the current drive) didn't work for me.


What was not tested

The hundred of plugins there are. More gory Windows NT functionality such as service management.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Dec 21 20121.5.19Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowFedora 14Feb 09 20111.3.13Yes Yes NoPlatinumArtem S. Tashkinov 
ShowFreeBSD 7.0Oct 19 20081.1.5Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20081.1.4Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 08 20081.1.2Yes Yes NoGoldMiguel 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3200 wineconsole width/height settings not handled properly ASSIGNED View
3201 mouse problem in wineconsole CLOSED FIXED View
5013 Far (File and Archive win32 console manager) doesn't start CLOSED INVALID View
6395 tons of "fixme:nls:MultiByteToWideChar MB_USEGLYPHCHARS not supported" messages CLOSED INVALID View
15122 Clipboard functions don't work in console applications CLOSED FIXED View
30561 Intercept Alt-F1/Alt-F2 combinations in wineconsole CLOSED WONTFIX View

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stating FAR
by Joerg Schiermeier on Tuesday May 18th 2010, 19:34

I use in my configuration to start FAR this:

wineconsole --backend=curses cmd.exe /c c:/path/to/Far.exe /ag /x 'c:\\'

to start a Far window with the root in 'c:\'. The commandline switches are:
1.) /ag Disable display of pseudographics characters
2.) /x Disable exception handling

Works fine for me. With '--backend=user' T got a very very small window in graphic mode. This was to small for me. So I use the text-modus.