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View Poll Results: File Manager of the Year
Caja 14 2.96%
Dolphin 131 27.70%
Double Commander 3 0.63%
emelFM2 2 0.42%
gentoo 1 0.21%
Gnome Commander 10 2.11%
Konqueror 17 3.59%
Krusader 24 5.07%
Midnight Commander 60 12.68%
muCommander 0 0%
Nautilus 50 10.57%
Nemo 28 5.92%
PCManFM 14 2.96%
ranger 11 2.33%
ROX-Filer 12 2.54%
SpaceFM 12 2.54%
Thunar 62 13.11%
vifm 4 0.85%
Worker 3 0.63%
Xfe 14 2.96%
FileRunner 1 0.21%
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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File Manager of the Year


What is your file manager of choice?

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Old 12-16-2014, 02:55 AM   #2
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Again a hard choice. I do like konqueror a lot because it is really powerful, but for daily use it is dolphin (again a virtual half a choice really belongs to konqueror ).
 
Old 12-16-2014, 03:17 AM   #3
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Where is bash?
 
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:02 AM   #4
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:13 PM   #5
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SpaceFM, come back IgnorantGuru we need you!

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Where is bash?
BASH is a shell not a file manager
 
Old 12-16-2014, 07:32 PM   #6
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BASH is a shell not a file manager
I perform all my file management operations from within bash, so it must be a file manager!

Actually, it not a file command front-end like mc, or a GUI file manager... that is the essential difference I think.
 
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:38 PM   #7
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No its a shell just because you can use it to manipulate files doesn't make it a file manager, I can use gimp to manipulate files that doesn't make it a file manager, all thumbs are fingers but not all fingers are thumbs!
 
Old 12-16-2014, 09:39 PM   #8
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Voted Thunar this year. Comfy using rox-filer like Anti though and Spacefm like Keith and also use Midnight Commander in init3 boot to fix a non bootable system when testing xorg drivers.
 
Old 12-16-2014, 11:26 PM   #9
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First let me say that my original post was largely in good humor, but serious and intended as a reminder that not all file management tools are GUI based or dedicated to the single purpose. So no intent to be argumentative here.

That said...

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No its a shell just because you can use it to manipulate files doesn't make it a file manager, I can use gimp to manipulate files that doesn't make it a file manager, all thumbs are fingers but not all fingers are thumbs!
The same could fairly be said about Konqueror, it is a web browser - the fact that it is "also" a file manager does not exclude it from appearing in the "Browser of the year" category. (Gimp or any of thousands of applications which also provide their own file features would be specious comparisons at best.)

Filesystem access and file management is a singular primary function of any shell, so not surprisingly, many people use their shell of choice as their file manager of choice - mine happens to be bash. The shell is literally the original file manager in the *nix context.

So perhaps "Shell", as opposed to any particular shell, would be a suitable option for File manager of the year. It would be very interesting to see how many still use a shell as their file manager of choice.

A quick search for "shell as file manager" turns up many good hits that will demonstrate that the shell is in fact considered to be a file manager, particularly within the Unix/Linux context (including an Arch forum thread titled, "Using bash as your file manager?").

So in all serious good humor I do think that "Shell" or "System Console" would be a valid option for this category - otherwise, those who run primarily outside an X environment won't have a choice!
 
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:47 AM   #10
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This is always a tough one for me. Now astrogeek has gone and made it harder.

I use Dolphin a lot, I use mc a lot, I use Bash a lot. It's tough to decide.

Well not that tough, mc gets my vote.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 06:10 AM   #11
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Dolphin in X, mc in console.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 07:20 AM   #12
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Well, it's hard choice but I say Thunar!
 
Old 12-17-2014, 08:09 AM   #13
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My regular is mc, from the first time I used it, it just makes sense.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 08:41 AM   #14
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where is Explorer ???
 
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BASH is a shell not a file manager
 
  


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