worker man page

worker — file manager for the X Window System

Synopsis

worker [options]
worker [directory1[ directory2]]

Description

worker is a graphical file manager for the X Window System. It uses the classical two-panel view of the files and directories. It has many internal operations while any external program can also be used for operating on the selected items.
You can easily add actions to filetypes or buttons with the builtin configuration program.
For details read the documentation available at the Worker homepage (see below).

Options

-h, --help
This shows a little help about options and quits immediately
-V, --version
This shows the program version
-c, --config=<path>
Use given path for configuration data
--override_xim=<yes/no>
Override global XIM setting to use simple method

Any other argument will be interpreted as directory to show on the left side.
A second argument can be a directory to show on the right side.

Signals

SIGUSR1 causes Worker to stop executing the command list, useful when stuck in an endless loop.

Environment

WORKER_XEDITOR
overrides the editor used by Worker in the default configuration.

Files

~/.worker

Worker's default configuration directory (can be changed with -c argument).

~/.worker/config

Worker's configuration.

~/.worker/lvconf

left and right list view configuration settings.

~/.worker/bookmarks

List of stored bookmarks and their categories (labels).

~/.worker/prefix.db

Probability database to suggest best bookmark entry for a given filter string.

~/.worker/directory-history

List of directories visited in the past. Feature must be enabled in the path jump configuration.

~/.worker/directory-history.prob

Probability database to suggest best path jump entry for a given filter string.

~/.worker/filterselect-history

List of filters used for select list view entries based on a pattern.

~/.worker/last_running_version

contains the latest Worker version run on this account. Used for importing new config examples when updating Worker.

~/.worker/menu-choices

Probability database to suggest best command menu entry for a given filter string.

~/.worker/setfilter-history

Filters previously applied to the list view.

~/.worker/startprog-history

Commands previously executed in the startprog command.

~/.worker/volman_ignore_devices

List of volumes to ignore in the volume manager. Can be configured in the volume manager UI.

~/.worker/override_xim

Special file telling worker to use a fallback X input method if this file exists. Used in case the keyboard is stuck. Argument --override_xim can be used to change this behavior.

License

This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License V2 or later as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Availability

The latest version and online documentation can be found at
http://www.boomerangsworld.de/worker

Author

Ralf Hoffmann <ralf@boomerangsworld.de>

Info

February 2, 2014 Worker file manager