Getting information about new releases

New final releases and some of the test releases were announced on Free(code) (formerly Freshmeat.net), project name CLEX. That site is no longer maintained. Until a replacement as popular as Freshmeat used to be is found, this web is the only source of CLEX news.


Getting the CLEX File Manager

Method 1: Downloading Linux RPM packages

All our RPMs are signed using this GPG key. RPM file sizes are between 100 and 150 KB.

Latest version 4.6.patch7

This package was built on Fedora 25.

This is a RHEL/CentOS 7 package.

Method 2: Compiling from sources

This is the way to install CLEX on any compatible Unix or Unix-like system. An ANSI/ISO C compiler is necessary to compile CLEX from the source code. You will also need the ncurses library with header files (usually packaged as ncurses-devel) which is part of most - if not all - system distributions.

Download the source (file size is about 240 kilobytes) and unpack it. Run ./configure and then make. Finally run make install as root. i.e. using sudo. Read the INSTALL file for detailed instructions.

In case you want to build an RPM package, run rpmbuild -tb clex-4.6.patch7.tar.gz.

The source code in .tar.gz format

SHA256 checksum:
772d9c02a57c2e4f3b3098bcd32f5909be7f8b3aac78ed98302d889318140a2f  clex-4.6.patch6.tar.gz
71d5339044edb0234246b3078f4bf90e6c6ca91e78d7c93c998e3ea2d951d36a  clex-4.6.patch7.tar.gz

Method 3: Third party packages

CLEX software packages are also available from several external sources. As always, download only from a trusted source. Check the CLEX version number to make sure the repository is up to date. Many of them are not.

Other downloads

The HTML manual

SHA256 checksum:
297213735fe379ad7072546e9da13c0a4facddb4760c37df7e2340ea4795e1f2  clex-html-help-4.6.patch6.tar.gz
e23872f73c84bef47185f55bdac20a34825bffd295ac36da20955c222337d10b  clex-html-help-4.6.patch7.tar.gz

Text files (they are included in the source code archive)