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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 02-15-2015, 11:03 AM   #76
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It looks like an early Microsoft DOS file manager.
Yuck!
Sorry for you.

You always had the choice. When you used DOS, I used Slackware, from it first version It was great! (security holes was as well great hi hi )
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:36 PM   #77
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It looks like an early Microsoft DOS file manager.
Yuck!
I don't think Microsoft ever made a good file manager in all the years they have been in existence. Microsoft fan boys *still* think Windows explorer is the best file manager ever *shudder*.

I supposed it would be more correct to say it looks like an early DOS file manager.

This is intentional. Why? Because it works, it works fast, and it gets the job done better than any other file manger I've used, and having worked with computers for thirty years I've seen more file managers than most. I've used Linux for ten years. Before that I used Windows, before that I used DOS, before that I use cp/m, before that I used Vortex II and a few other oddball antique operating systems.

Today I use the Midnight Commander, a Norton Commander clone that looks and works like an early DOS file manager. Why? Because it is fast, capable, and gets the job done. It works for me, and is not dependent on a gui because a lot of the time I ssh into a box and need to do stuff - without a gui.

Number two is a Windows file manager called the Total Commander, which is a gui version of the Norton Commander with significant enhancements. I use that a lot under linux with Wine.
 
Old 02-15-2015, 04:48 PM   #78
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I don't think Microsoft ever made a good file manager in all the years they have been in existence. Microsoft fan boys *still* think Windows explorer is the best file manager ever *shudder*.

I supposed it would be more correct to say it looks like an early DOS file manager.

This is intentional. Why? Because it works, it works fast, and it gets the job done better than any other file manger I've used, and having worked with computers for thirty years I've seen more file managers than most. I've used Linux for ten years. Before that I used Windows, before that I used DOS, before that I use cp/m, before that I used Vortex II and a few other oddball antique operating systems.

Today I use the Midnight Commander, a Norton Commander clone that looks and works like an early DOS file manager. Why? Because it is fast, capable, and gets the job done. It works for me, and is not dependent on a gui because a lot of the time I ssh into a box and need to do stuff - without a gui.

Number two is a Windows file manager called the Total Commander, which is a gui version of the Norton Commander with significant enhancements. I use that a lot under linux with Wine.
Nice to hear you OOK! It is good to hear that there are still old guys,- like us, that still use terminal applications.

Thanks.

Do you still have a CP/M machine? I wished I could have used a PDP.

If you like MC, you should really try CNC. You will have a file manager that will run at the Speed of the Light. In the past, we coded it, because there was no good file manager at that time. It evolved with the years. Furthermore, I think that MC is still slow. MC does not allow to use offering sufficient settings. CNC was born. You may use 'j' and 'k' to fly over the files and documents.
CNC really let you fly into your files/documents.

If you use ssh, - like me, you could like the use of nframes-applications under your terminal. It behaves like a normal window manager but for your SSH / Terminal. (2shots: clidesk and stardesk for Linux). It is very old, but I still prefer it to Screen. Screen is nice, but those Frames look nicer and it allows you to switch better your running apps (under SSH). You can place you apps wherever you want, you can switch between them and bring them on the top easily with Function keys or mouse.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:17 PM   #79
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It looks like an early Microsoft DOS file manager.
Yuck!
Agreed, in this day and age, I don't get it either.
 
Old 02-16-2015, 07:17 PM   #80
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Agreed, in this day and age, I don't get it either.
Have you never SSH'd into a system and needed to do stuff without a gui running? I maintain several servers, and I SSH into them on a daily basis. What do you use when all you have is a console, no gui?
 
Old 02-16-2015, 08:14 PM   #81
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Have you never SSH'd into a system and needed to do stuff without a gui running? I maintain several servers, and I SSH into them on a daily basis. What do you use when all you have is a console, no gui?
You're right, I'm just a domestic PC builder/user, no really, I rarely dabble in the CL anymore, I don't see the point if one doesn't have to. But I'll tell ya what, I wish I had your job. ;D
 
Old 04-05-2015, 03:43 PM   #82
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Have you never SSH'd into a system and needed to do stuff without a gui running? I maintain several servers, and I SSH into them on a daily basis. What do you use when all you have is a console, no gui?
Normally if I had reason to ssh into a server, I wouldn't be opening a file manager there... I usually just run commands or use nano for the small things. But if I wanted to do file operations on a remote server from an FM, or edit / open files using my local tools,

fish://<address>:<port>/
sftp://<address>:<port>/

instead of SSH. Both work from Dolphin (I imagine at least sftp works in most new file managers) as long as the sshd daemon is running on the target server.
 
  


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