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Xeratul 09-19-2013 04:35 AM

pcmanfm vs xfe?
 
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Hi,

For a windows like file browser, there are two fast (at least) possibilities

- xfe
- pcmanfm


xfe has a new deb file which has lot of bug fixed and runs very well.

which one do you prefer?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/xfe/...6.deb/download

TobiSGD 09-19-2013 10:58 PM

Is there any question in here?

rokytnji 09-19-2013 11:54 PM

You forgot http://ignorantguru.github.io/spacefm/ which I use and http://www.midnight-commander.org/ which I also use.

Code:

$ apt-cache policy mc
mc:
  Installed: 3:4.8.3-10
  Candidate: 3:4.8.3-10
  Version table:
 *** 3:4.8.3-10 0
        500 http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

which works outside of X on a cli boot (handy for fixing things no no X)

Xeratul 09-22-2013 04:35 AM

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Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 5031092)
Is there any question in here?

I desired to create a poll, but, I had a chromium crash, and poll disapeared. While Modifying the thread, adding poll isnt possible anymore... :(

TobiSGD 09-22-2013 06:55 AM

Well, if that is the case, I will just add that I use Ranger, works on the CLI and in the terminal and is even capable if displaying a preview of images when you use Xterm or urxvt.

Xeratul 09-22-2013 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 5032477)
Well, if that is the case, I will just add that I use Ranger, works on the CLI and in the terminal and is even capable if displaying a preview of images when you use Xterm or urxvt.

I have never tried ranger. thanks.

what about other xterm file explorer/manager : nmc and mc?

I favor also xterm browser sometimes while doing ssh.

TobiSGD 09-22-2013 04:00 PM

I never used those DOS like managers, I prefer my applications to have Vi(m)-like keybindings. In the past I used vifm (nice filemanager for the CLI with two panes), but Ranger just feels better for me.

Pap 09-23-2013 03:06 AM

Both file managers you mentioned are on the lightweight side. Personally, and although LXDE is one of my favorite window managers, I don't use pcmanfm. If I had to pick one of those two file managers, I'd pick xfe, mainly because of its dual-pane mode, which is more useful than just a directory tree on the side. Whatever you choose, the old-good mc is a must as well, as it works on CLI, which might prove very handy at times.

However, Worker is a not-well-known file manager that offers more features than both pcmanfm and xfe, and it's still more lightweight than them. It's a X-application - not for CLI - but minimalistic in looks and full of features, like dual-pane mode with tabs on each pane, customized shortcuts for anything - including user-defined scripts, button banks in the bottom for virtually everything one might need from a file manager, and more. I believe it is worth a look.
Other than that, Emacs is a powerful file manager, among many other things :)


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