About CLEX

CLEX (pronounced KLEKS) is a file manager with a full-screen user interface. It displays directory contents including the file status details and provides features like command history, filename insertion, or name completion in order to help users to create commands to be executed by the shell.

CLEX is a versatile tool for system administrators and all users that utilize the enormous power of the command line. Its unique one-panel user interface enhances productivity and lessens the probability of mistake. There are no built-in commands, CLEX is an add-on to your favorite shell.

CLEX is free software released under the terms of GNU General Public License. It is written in C language which makes it easily portable to various Linux and UNIX systems. CLEX was written mainly by Vlado Potisk.


The CLEX development is a non-commercial open-source project. There is no pressure concerning its release dates or feature list, thus we are able to provide a product that meets high standards in terms of stability and reliability.

Main features

Inspecting files: Working in the command line: Flexibility and comfort:

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