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View Poll Results: File Manager of the Year
Nautilus 215 22.44%
Konqueror 364 38.00%
Midnight Commander 93 9.71%
KFM 1 0.10%
Xplore 0 0%
Xfe 9 0.94%
ROX-Filer 30 3.13%
Krusader 64 6.68%
gentoo 8 0.84%
Worker 5 0.52%
EmelFM/EmelFM2 15 1.57%
Xandros File Manager 5 0.52%
Thunar 116 12.11%
Dolphin 33 3.44%
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Old 02-03-2008, 06:55 PM   #46
theriddle
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Originally Posted by paperplane View Post
A vote for Emelfm2.

as for pcmanfm, well i just spent 1 and a half hours trying to install it. the website says 'simple and easy to use'.
not if getting the thing and all its dependancies installed is anything to go by.

heaven for me would be a *really* simple file manager in gtk1 or 2 (preferably 1), im talking 1 window pane listing the files in that dir. right-click on a file brings up a customizable context menu for you to run your own commands on that file.

anyone know something like this?
If you don't mind a KDE/Qt one, Dolphin would do that. Maybe Nautilus (GNOME) would fill.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 04:14 AM   #47
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A vote for Emelfm2.

as for pcmanfm, well i just spent 1 and a half hours trying to install it. the website says 'simple and easy to use'.
not if getting the thing and all its dependancies installed is anything to go by.

heaven for me would be a *really* simple file manager in gtk1 or 2 (preferably 1), im talking 1 window pane listing the files in that dir. right-click on a file brings up a customizable context menu for you to run your own commands on that file.

anyone know something like this?
thunar can do this with its custom actions.

emelfm2 can do this (it can run two panes or one) and is endlessly customisable with your own commands as well as a very good set of defaults.

there is also emelfm if you prefer gtk to gtk2

Last edited by Takla; 02-04-2008 at 04:20 AM.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 06:19 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by alred View Post
why mc was not included in every linux by default
Perhaps it's because people don't like it or use it ??
:0)>

Seriously I've looked at it and it just seems confusing ... unless you're administering via ssh why use curses interface - Krusader or something seems better to me.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 08:48 AM   #49
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Thunar got my vote but I must say I too missed PCManFM in the poll.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 01:25 AM   #50
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Krusader. It's as close to Total Commander as you can get without directly porting the code (if only he would...).
 
Old 02-13-2008, 02:54 AM   #51
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Thunar is nice...but what about console & terminal.
 
Old 02-14-2008, 09:31 PM   #52
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Wink PCmanfm

I use and like pcmanfm every day. Second most used is Emelfm which is much more than a file manager. Third and least used but always available is Roxfiler.
Since pcmanfm was not listed emelfm got the nod by default.

I've tried thnunar and others and did not like them.

So pcmanfm is not maintained? So no one is adding new bugs er I mean features. Great. Don't fix what aint broken.
 
Old 02-15-2008, 04:25 AM   #53
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Thunar rocks!
 
Old 02-15-2008, 08:22 AM   #54
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How is Dolphin fm in kde :?:
Nautilus misses tab feature which is essential :-|
 
Old 02-16-2008, 12:06 PM   #55
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Talking Total Commander

Krusader is nice, but by far not as good as Total Commander on the Other OS. But, of course that will only be a matter of time?
 
Old 02-16-2008, 04:31 PM   #56
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Krusader. Since I use Total Commander in Windows world this is the best alternative for get around in Linux.
 
Old 02-18-2008, 03:11 PM   #57
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Where's PCMAN? IMHO is the best
 
Old 02-18-2008, 09:54 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by paperplane View Post
A vote for Emelfm2.

as for pcmanfm, well i just spent 1 and a half hours trying to install it. the website says 'simple and easy to use'.
not if getting the thing and all its dependancies installed is anything to go by.

heaven for me would be a *really* simple file manager in gtk1 or 2 (preferably 1), im talking 1 window pane listing the files in that dir. right-click on a file brings up a customizable context menu for you to run your own commands on that file.

anyone know something like this?
ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/utils/file/managers/

check out sfm - I can't remember how customizable it was and I'm not even sure that's the right app but, if it is, it sounds like what you want.

As far as pcmanfm, I compiled it on slack with no problems - I think I had to build gamin or some such for it but that was about it. However, I wasn't particularly impressed by it.

I tend to use the command line, mc, and rox interchangeably. Whichever's more suited to whatever I'm doing.

Last edited by slakmagik; 02-18-2008 at 09:56 PM. Reason: s/I'm/I/
 
Old 02-19-2008, 07:43 AM   #59
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The NONE option is missing.

Recently I've tested most of the listed filemanagers, and found ALL are missing a basic feature that I'm used to use very often with TkDesk:

Get the pathed filename into the X selection. I have to work with many many files each day, opening them in diverse apps (sometimes started from console), so it can save a lot of clicke-clacke and typo-typing when you have the pathed filname in the X selection. Perhaps I'm one of the last who makes frequent use of the middle mouse button (=Paste), for I still maintain a mouse not broken by the wheel.

MOST of the listed filemangers are just more or less gilded crap. Since the last 20 years there has been no progress in computering except for them shiny bells and whistles. Progressive microsoftification of Linux instead.

I would advocate the good old TkDesk, however it meanwhile got severe dementia: crashing now and then and not catching the drag-o file at first click.

So, I have decided to write my own filemanager (in pure Tcl/Tk) ...

Sounds hilarious, but collecting old mice to transplant buttons for worn out buttons is at least as hilarious. Looks it's impossible to get a mouse without that hilariously shtoopid wheel-on-button construct. -- But I INSIST in working effectively, thus insist in having non-crappy tools.

BTW, almost all modern window managers are also crap. Gnome/KDE are just an n-fold microsofty 1-window system. Fvwm2 could rock, but the Pager is suboptimal.


Last edited by schnexel; 02-19-2008 at 07:46 AM.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 12:01 PM   #60
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The NONE option is missing.

Recently I've tested most of the listed filemanagers, and found ALL are missing a basic feature that I'm used to use very often with TkDesk:

Get the pathed filename into the X selection. I have to work with many many files each day, opening them in diverse apps (sometimes started from console), so it can save a lot of clicke-clacke and typo-typing when you have the pathed filname in the X selection. Perhaps I'm one of the last who makes frequent use of the middle mouse button (=Paste), for I still maintain a mouse not broken by the wheel.
That seemed like an interesting idea to me and I figured Thunar's actions should suffice. I did a little search and found a program called xclip that allows to add text to X's clipboard from CLI. Install that and add the following Thunar custom action:
Code:
echo "%f" | xclip -d "localhost$DISPLAY"
Worked exellently for me : ).
 
  


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