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Offline rms46

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What File Manager should be used?
« on: October 19, 2012, 10:35:10 PM »
Hello,
What File Managers are available for TC? What is the most popular one?
1) "xterm" + "ls" is fine for me.
2) "firefox" is somewhat slow, but it is quite handy to have one tab to display files
3) "fluff" is this the default file manager?

Else?
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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 10:52:10 PM »
Hi Rahmat
rox-filer.tcz
pcmanfm.tcz
pcmanfm2.tcz
emelfm.tcz
emelfm2.tcz
Thunar.tcz
I'm sure there are many others. Not making any recommendations, be sure to read the info files.

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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 12:41:34 AM »
Thanks. I have tried all.
I think I will use either fluff or dirwin.
Both are very light.

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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 12:49:13 AM »
Hi Rahmat
Personally, I've found that  mc  meets most of my needs.

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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2012, 11:45:09 AM »
The first extension I load is mc.

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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2012, 11:54:51 AM »
The first extension I load is mc.

...me too!
it's my most important tool on so many different platforms, lean and clean.
there is no need for a graphical environment, can be used on almost bare bone systems,
but mc is useful in comfortable desktop guis, too.
without mc it's really hard to do easy things ;)

even on windows or mac you should have something comparable like total commander or mucommander...
« Last Edit: October 20, 2012, 11:56:44 AM by netnomad »

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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2012, 12:08:24 PM »
even on windows or mac you should have something comparable like total commander or mucommander...

mc is a clone of nc (Norton Commander)  ;)

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What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2012, 03:34:00 PM »
I remember Norton Commander, well i can remember what it looked like not sure I ever became proficient with it. 
I think the command line was far more useable :)
Same for mc oh boy I have a headache just wondering how anyone uses it..  I keep trying though, alas I need a mentor to help me through it's idiosyncrasies.

Instead when I have some serious work to accomplish I rely on Fluff entirely.

On systems build with a priority on user experience hands down a modded  pcmanfm mod  with gnome icon theme is the winner.

Otherwise fluff gets the job done

I wish I could share the enthusiasm of everyone here for mc but I don't know how to use it
« Last Edit: October 20, 2012, 06:58:12 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2012, 07:06:10 PM »
xfe as variant ;)
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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2012, 07:55:15 PM »
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I wish I could share the enthusiasm of everyone here for mc but I don't know how to use it

I suspect you would find it well worth the investment to learn to use it... and so would I!    :)

I've been keeping it around for almost two years now and still haven't got around to playing with it at any length.  Hmm... maybe its time to do that right now.
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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2012, 08:37:45 PM »
mc can do everything that is possible for text mode manager except folders synchronization
but if i am not mistaken that none of above listed file managers also can not do it
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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2012, 03:52:36 AM »
I can't survive without mc. Even in  LXDE or Xfce4 I'm using always mc. BTW, for piCore on Raspbian first extension I made was mc.tcz (and its dependencies) to be able to use it :)
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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2012, 03:58:26 AM »
mc can do everything that is possible for text mode manager except folders synchronization
but if i am not mistaken that none of above listed file managers also can not do it

hi friends,

i use mc even for something like folder synchronization on a daily base:
in the menu command i use with the letter "c" the command "compare directories" and then all different or changed files are marked... these marked files i copy manually to the other directory.

for other more extensive tasks i use unison or rsync... very useful tools:
unison provided for all platforms like linux, mac and win is very easy to handle, stable and secure.
rsync can be easy integrated in simple scripts without much coding experience.

a life without mc must be really painful ;)
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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2012, 10:50:49 AM »
unfortunately, comparison in mc can not handle subfolders

it seems to me that unison or meld not very handy
when use it apart from file manager

btw regarding primary question
i also use total commander over wine
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Re: What File Manager should be used?
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2012, 12:28:06 PM »
What file manager? I never use one. Old style command line tools is all I ever use.
I wonder, if perhaps, it is a generation thing. I am so old that I did not have the luxury of a file manager in my younger days. So now I only see them as an obstacle, too many items on the screen I find distracting!  Perhaps the youngest of our group perfer a GUI file manager, whereas the "in between'ers" perfer mc.
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