Norton Commander

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Norton Commander (NC) is a discontinued prototypical orthodox file manager (OFM), written by John Socha and released by Peter Norton Computing (later acquired in 1990 by the Symantec corporation). NC provides a text-based user interface for managing files on top of MS-DOS. It was officially produced between 1986 and 1998. The last MS-DOS version of Norton Commander, 5.51, was released on July 1, 1998.

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Norton Commander
Original author(s)John Socha
Initial release1986; 37 years ago (1986)
Final release
5.51 / 1 July 1998; 24 years ago (1998-07-01)
Operating systemMS-DOS
TypeFile manager
LicenseCommercial proprietary software

A related product, Norton Desktop, a graphical shell for MS-DOS and Windows, succeeded Norton Commander. It came in two variants, Norton Desktop for DOS and Norton Desktop for Windows.