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

You must always run FAR with the user console backend (wineconsole --backend=user far.exe), creating a real Windows console window.

Almost everything works flawlessly! You can even run Linux processes as long as they will be run by Windows (i.e. the executable name is .exe); their standard output (if any) goes to the terminal you ran FAR from instead of the Windows console.

To take advantage of this and use this superb file manager (which is way beyond Midnight Commander), I use a script to symlink every executable from my Linux PATH into files with the same name plus .exe in a directory I place in my Wine Windows PATH, then I load FAR Manager from a Linux terminal and lay the windows out so that the terminal stays in the lower half of the screen and FAR takes the upper half.

What does not

Just the more gory Windows NT stuff. Hardlinks are not emulated (they should be!), and NTFS junctions aren't emulated (I don't expect to have them anytime soon because they are going to be much harder to emulate).


What was not tested

The hundreds of plugins there are.

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 
CurrentUbuntu 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

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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.