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 That site is no longer maintained.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.patch6
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
make. Finally run
make install as root. i.e. using
INSTALL file for detailed instructions.
In case you want to build an RPM package, download the spec file using the link at the bottom of this page.
The source code in .tar.gz format
- CLEX 4.6 source code - stable version
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.
The HTML manual
- CLEX 4.6 manual - (.tar.gz format, size < 300 KB) - this is the optional HTML manual - a copy of the on-line help
Text files (they are included in the source code archive)