Welcome to the homepage of Jfilerunner
Jfilerunner is a file manager for UNIX/Linux systems. It is written in 100% pure
Java, though it depends on some external programs found on all UNIX/Linux
systems (see the README file). Jfilerunner is a file manager in
the Midnight Commander-style tradition, meaning that it uses two side-by-side
panels for performing various file operations, with one panel being the "source"
and the other being the "destination". Jfilerunner is free software and is
distributed under the GNU General Public License, including source code.
Look at the CHANGELOG to see what's changed since the last version.
- File associations: user can define actions to take when double-clicking a
particular type of file.
- Running history of directories navigated, with simple history navigation.
- Ability to bookmark favorite directories.
- Ability to download a file off the Web via HTTP.
- Multi-threaded file and GUI operations.
- Ability to change the Look And Feel dynamically.
- The entire application is contained in a single jar file (~ 160KB in size).
- NEW! - A version for NiceSTEP. View the README-NiceSTEP file.
- Java 1.4.0 or higher (either JRE or JSDK).
- Some type of UNIX/Linux system.
- The NiceSTEP version requires NiceSTEP 0.7 or higher.
On many newer Linux systems, there is a problem with how file information is displayed. If you get
an error message saying "String index out of range: -1", then your system is affected. Read the
instructions here for the solution to the problem.
Go to the download page.
Here are some screenshots of Jfilerunner running under WindowMaker in Linux (Fedora).
Screenshot of Jfilerunner in Fedora 13 with Java 1.6.0_24
Screenshot 1: Jfilerunner in Fedora 7 with Java 1.6.0 and the
NimROD Look and Feel. Note the transparency in the menu.
Screenshot 2: Jfilerunner in Fedora 7 with Java 1.6.0 and the
Tiny Look and Feel
Screenshot 3: Jfilerunner in Fedora 7 with Java 1.6.0 and the
Quaqua Look and Feel
Screenshot 4: The main window (Fedora Core 2)
Screenshot 5: The settings window
Screenshot 6: Jfilerunner in Java 1.5.0 with the old Metal look
Screenshot 7: Jfilerunner running under Solaris
Screenshot 8: NiceSTEP version of Jfilerunner
Here are some screenshots contributed by B. Lisovich:
Screenshot 9: Jfilerunner in Mac OS X 10.4.11 (ppc)
Screenshot 10: Jfilerunner in Puppy Linux 3.01 with a Mac-like GTK Look and Feel
The author of Jfilerunner, Michael Corral, can be reached via email at
Last modified: February 19, 2011