FAR Manager

Mmmm...more double-pane, blue productivity goodness. The new installment of the age-old paradigm shows that it's alive and kicking.

Its polished with features like entry completion and divorced from reliance on windows registry. It runs great on Linux as is, but runs even better with some minor tweaking. 

Application Details:

Version: 3.0
License: Open Source
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.3

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Test Results

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What works

Just like the last version, core; stock plugins; 7z plugin; Colorer plugin; FTP plugin;

What does not

Some plugins.


What was not tested

Macros. Many rarely used features. 

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Running commands with the underlying linux associations requires proper file extension setup. Seeing command line output requires it to be run from a visible shell, not from a shortcut.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowmacOS 10.12 "Sierra"Mar 10 20172.3N/A Yes GoldJust Me 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Mar 27 20161.9.6Yes Yes GoldJoerg Schiermeier 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 06 20141.7.25Yes Yes PlatinumSic Volo 
ShowUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 19 20141.6.1Yes Yes PlatinumSic Volo 
CurrentUbuntu 12.10 "Quantal" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 30 20121.5.20Yes Yes PlatinumSic Volo 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3200 wineconsole width/height settings not handled properly ASSIGNED View
42623 Changing current dir ~/.wine crashes Far Manager NEW View
46236 Far 3.0 x64 crashes starting from build 5200 UNCONFIRMED View
46237 Far 3.0 x86 crashes starting from build 5288 UNCONFIRMED View
48203 Far Manager 3 broken appearance NEEDINFO View
48204 Wineconsole running Far File Manager 3 crashes as soon as you try to resize its window UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

How to start FAR Manager
Get 32-Bit FAR even if you are running 64-bit wine. After the install you'll have an entry in your KDE/Gnome/Unity menu. Change it to run wineconsole instead of wine, similar to this:

env WINEPREFIX="/home/username/.wine" wineconsole --backend=user C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/username/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/username/Start\ Menu/Programs/Far\ Manager\ 3/Far\ Manager\ 3.lnk

Alternatively you can start it from the command prompt with:
wineconsole --backend=user "c:\program files\far manager\far.exe"

Adjust window size (since it's probably too small) by right clicking and selecting properties
Tweaks to make FAR work smoother on Linux
To enable FAR to run linux commands add linux paths to wine environment.
Start regedit then add the following to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment:
Note the ;.; above, it's very important for running Linux commands that usually dont have an extension

Disable use of the system copy (in the past it did not report progress back to FAR):
In far type far:config and set System.UseSystemCopy = false
(you could also do it through one of the menus)

Modify sort groups to show hidden files and folders (starting with a dot) below visible ones:
F9 -> Options -> Files hightlighting and sort groups
Set upper sort groups to H- D+ with no mask, then H- D- with no mask
Open the sort modes dialog for the left panel, set "use sort groups" and uncheck sort directories first so that hidden directories don't show above non-hidden files. Repeat for the right panel

Make other drives visible to FAR:
start winecfg, click on drives, do the autodiscover, save and start FAR. Note that sometimes the links to the drives disappear. To fix it and make them permanent click on each of the drives in winecfg, edit something, like a label, and then click ok.

Set linux EOL (0x0A) to be default in the editor instead of Windows' 0x0D 0x0A
Get ESC plugin from here
Edit Far Manager\Plugins\ESC\Cfg\esc_abstract.xml and under 'type name="Sources"... and 'type name="Text" set eol value= to amp #x0a;
A work around for bugs 46237 and 46236

The most recent versions of Far File Manager crash under Wine.

This can be fixed by running them with the flag: /w or using an older version, e.g.