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Manual Reference Pages  -  ROX (1)


ROX-Filer - a simple graphical file manager


Command-line Options


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, G�tz Waschk, Stephen Watson, Andre Wyrwa, Geoff Youngs, Diego Zamboni

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

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