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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 12-17-2014, 10:11 AM   #16
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Smile File manager of the year


For me it was a choice between Nemo and MuCommander. I use each one but for slightly different purposes. I chose Nemo for nostalgic reasons because in Linux Mint 17.1 Emblems are back and your folders can each have a different colour. Otherwise the functionality is more or less the same. MuCommander is easier if you need to move large amount of files. Also MuCommander allows you to overwrite files by ticking a checkbox whereas Nemo prompts you on each file.

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Old 12-17-2014, 10:19 AM   #17
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Smile Where is Bash?

Hi Jerry

I saw a query about Bash not being here. I do not believe Bash should be in this list because all the listed file managers are GUI based and Bash is a CLI.

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Last edited by philipgr; 12-17-2014 at 10:20 AM. Reason: Spelling mistake in title
 
Old 12-17-2014, 10:25 AM   #18
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Still Midnight Commander
 
Old 12-17-2014, 11:10 AM   #19
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I am with AstroGeek on this. I use the shell, and only shell. I have to - I don't even have a GUI installed. I will, therefore, not vote on this category and skew the results (however minor that would be). BTW: Bash is also my shell of choice for this.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 05:03 PM   #20
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:56 PM   #21
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spaceFM

more tricks than you can shake a stick at.
 
Old 12-18-2014, 08:41 AM   #22
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In the beginning there was the Norton Commander (I still have my original 5 1/4 install floppies). Now there is the Midnight Commander. Man shall not live by bash alone, but by every command that shall proceed through the Midnight Commander.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 12:50 PM   #23
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I generally use Rox-filer (my vote) with any standalone window manager, but use the default file manager with any full-blown DE.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 03:33 PM   #24
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To my mind the shell can be used to manage files but it is not a "file manager". My understanding is that a file manager is a program designed to allow one to view and manipulate files and directory structures in ways not possible in the shell.
For instance, historically, files on the the DOS/Netware machines of my youth could be manipulated through DOS -- heck, DOS means "Disk Operating System", however the file manager Xtree allowed one to visualise the layout of files and directories and manipulate them using different methods to the DOS shell. This, to me, defines a file manager -- it's an addition to the shell allowing file manipulation visually.

I had to vote Thunar as it does all I ask of it.
 
Old 12-19-2014, 08:46 PM   #25
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Where is bash?
"mc" was as close as I could find.
 
Old 12-20-2014, 02:01 AM   #26
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I voted for Dolphin because of its versatility and ability to search files and the content of documents, with Baloo or Strigi depending on the version of Dolphin. I often use Konqueror for file browsing when I am using Konqueror as a web browser.
 
Old 12-22-2014, 01:37 AM   #27
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Where's fileRunner? It's still around and I still use it.
 
Old 12-22-2014, 10:31 AM   #28
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fileRunner has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-23-2014, 01:43 PM   #29
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Nemo. It's a bunch like Nautilus but with a lot of improvements.

I also do like and use PCManFM and Caja though, depending on what computer or DE I'm using.
 
Old 12-26-2014, 02:22 PM   #30
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I found ranger pretty useful.

By the way, can anybody recommend good GUI file manager that does not need extra libraries, like Thunar > xfce stuff, Dolphin > KDE stuff etc.
 
  


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