ROX-Filer(1) a simple graphical file manager


rox [OPTION]... [FILE]...


ROX-Filer is a simple and easy to use graphical file manager for X11, the windowing system used on Unix and Unix-like operating systems.

It is also the core component of the ROX Desktop:

Invoking rox opens each directory or file listed, or the current working directory if no arguments are given.



-b, --border=PANEL
open PANEL.
-B, --bottom=PANEL
open PANEL as a bottom-edge panel.
-c, --client-id=ID
used for session management.
-d, --dir=DIR
open DIR as directory (not as an application, even if it looks like one).
-D, --close=DIR
close DIR and all its subdirectories.
-h, --help
display help about the various options.
-l, --left=PANEL
open PANEL as a left-edge panel.
-m, --mime-type=FILE
print MIME type of FILE and exit.
-n, --new
start a new filer, even if one already seems to be
      running. This also prevents the filer from forking (running in the
      background). This option is mainly useful for debugging.
-p, --pinboard=PIN
use pinboard PIN as the pinboard.
-r, --right=PANEL
open PANEL as a right-edge panel.
-R, --RPC
read and invoke SOAP RPC from standard input (see the manual).
-s, --show=FILE
open a directory showing FILE.
-S, --rox-session
run by session manager, open the default panel and pinboard (implies --new). If an XSM session manager is running and this option is used then ROX-Filer will ask to be automatically restarted if it crashes.
-t, --top=PANEL
open PANEL as a top-edge panel.
-u, --user
show user name in each window.
-U, --url=URI
run URI as a file or directory. If URI is a file: url and refers to a file on the local machine then it is converted to a local file name: rox -U file:///tmp is equivalent to rox /tmp. If the URI is some other scheme the shared URI handler configuration is consulted to run it.
-v, --version
display the version information and exit.
-x, --examine=FILE
FILE has changed; re-examine it.


The main documentation for ROX-Filer is available by choosing Show Help Files from the popup menu, or by clicking on the right-most toolbar icon.


Copyright (C) 2004 Thomas Leonard.

You may redistribute copies of ROX-Filer under the terms of the GNU General Public License.


Please report bugs to the developer mailing list:


ROX-Filer was created by Thomas Leonard, with help from:

Michael Adams, Christopher Arndt, Jens Askengren, Liav Asseraf, Wilbert Berendsen, Francesco Bochicchio, Yuri Bongiorno, Andrzej Borsuk, Richard Boulton, Simon Britnell, Arnaud Calvo, Babyfai Cheung, Andrew Clover, Fabien Coutant, Couderc Damien, Andreas Dehmel, Micah Dowty, Dmitry Elfimov, Mattias Engdegard, Andrew Flegg, Olivier Fourdan, Eric Gillespie, Thierry Godefroy, Olli Helenius, Alex Holden, Jasper Huijsmans, Sigve Indregard, Bernard Jungen, Marcin Juszkiewicz, James Kermode, Jim Knoble, Krzysztof Krzyzaniak, Aaron Kurtz, Vincent Ledda, Vincent Lefevre, Victor Liu See-le, Alexey Lubimov, Krzysztof Luks, Marcus Lundblad, Anders Lundmark, Jose Romildo Malaquias, Denis Manente, Brendan McCarthy, Andras Mohari, Christiansen Merel, Jimmy Olgeni, Richard Olsson, Matthew O'Phinney, Daniele Peri, Andy Piper, Marcelo Ramos, Michel Alexandre Salim, Adam Sampson, Chris Sawer, Christian Storgaard, Taras, Simon Truss, Hirosi Utumi, Jan Wagemakers, Keith Warno, Götz Waschk, Stephen Watson, Andre Wyrwa, Geoff Youngs, Diego Zamboni

and many others; the Changes file contains more detailed information!