gnuit - GNU Interactive Tools

Introduction to gnuit

gnuit (GNU Interactive Tools) is a set of interactive text-mode tools, closely integrated with the shell. It contains an extensible file system browser, an ascii/hex file viewer, a process viewer/killer and some other related utilities and shell scripts.

It can be used to increase the speed and efficiency of most of the daily tasks such as copying and moving files and directories, invoking editors, compressing and uncompressing files, creating and expanding archives, compiling programs, sending mail, etc. It looks nice, has colors (if the standard ANSI color sequences are supported) and is user-friendly.

One of the main advantages of gnuit is its flexibility. It is not limited to a given set of commands. The configuration file can be easily enhanced, allowing the user to add new commands or file operations, depending on its needs or preferences.

Downloading gnuit

gnuit can be found on [via http] and [via FTP]. It can also be found on one of our FTP mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.


gnuit documentation can be found at You may also find more information about gnuit by running info gnuit or looking at /usr/doc/gnuit/, /usr/share/doc/gnuit/ or /usr/local/doc/gnuit/ on your system.


Version 4.9.5

Version 4.9.4

Version 4.9.3

Version 4.9.2

Old news entries can be viewed here. For a full list of changes to gnuit, consult the ChangeLog file from the source distribution.

Mailing List

The main discussion list for gnuit is <>, and is used to discuss all aspects of gnuit, including bug reports, requests for help, development and porting.

Announcements about gnuit and most other GNU software are made on <>.

To subscribe to these or any GNU mailing lists, please send an empty mail with a Subject: header line of just "subscribe" to the relevant -request list. For example, to subscribe yourself to the gnuit development list, you would send mail to <> with no body and a Subject: header line of just "subscribe". Or you can use the mailing list web interface.

Request an Enhancement

If you would like any new feature to be included in future versions of gnuit, please send a request to <>.

Please remember that development of gnuit is a volunteer effort, and you can also contribute to its development. For information about contributing to the GNU Project, please read How to help GNU.

Report a Bug

If you think you have found a bug in gnuit, then please send as complete a report as possible to <>.

Development Resources

gnuit has a Savannah project page and a public git repository.


gnuit was originally written by Tudor Hulubei and Andrei Pitis. It is now maintained by Ian Beckwith <>