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Old 09-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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which file manager


I'm somewhat of a minimalist when it comes to my computers. Generally 3 our of 4 windows open are xterm. As long as the few big application I run, runs well, I feel no need to have a cluttered environment. That being said, occasionally my wife will use my computer, or someone will look over my shoulder and say, what the hell is that? For that reason I like to keep my desktop relatively easy to use and well, good looking, both which generally contradict a nimble os.

I just build my lean mean gentoo laptop and it runs amazingly fast and still looks quite elegant with openbox, slim and tint2. I don't necessarily even use file managers all that much, so even if it's not quite as nimble as the rest of the system, I guess I could deal. I would prefer something that doesn't have a billion dependancies, something that integrates well with dropbox, and something that is not thunar. Yes I know it't very light. I just don't like it.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-19-2012, 02:58 PM   #2
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Take a look at XFE. Its clean, and fast.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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Try pcmanfm if you like don't like loads of dependencies.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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I know that some persons worry about libraries on their hard drive (which in these days of umpty-ump GB hard drives I must admit sort of puzzles me), but my preferred file manager is Konqueror.

I find its feature-set the most useful and versatile.

If you need a small footprint, PCmanFM is indeed excellent. Thunar is also quite good.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 04:31 AM   #5
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Thunar is in no way light, neither is anything from XFCE. It's only lighter than the heavy weights.

If you want something like Thunar, then pcmanfm is what you want. I however, prefer ROX-Filer. It's not like Thunar at all, but I much prefer it. It has few dependencies itself, but if you are going to use some of the python-based scripts for it, you will need Rox-lib2. I don't use any of the python add-ons as I have replaced them with much more efficient shell scripts. So I run just ROX-Filer which is written in C and is very fast.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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I ended up going with PcmanFM. Extremely light on dependancies. Simple yet elegant. Thanks for the opinions guys.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 07:00 PM   #7
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No---wait---this is not over yet!!!......

XFCE with Nautilus---works like a charm...
 
Old 09-23-2012, 07:48 AM   #8
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tuxcmd is the very best of the best

I recommend it very much.
 
Old 09-25-2012, 01:41 PM   #9
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Since someone said this isn't over yet... I find it hard to beat rox-filer. While it takes a little practice to get familiar with it, once you do so it's great because it is lightweight, fast, and simple to use. Next in line for me would be pcmanfm.
 
Old 09-27-2012, 09:54 AM   #10
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After using pcmanfm for a couple weeks. I have no complaints. Very fast.
 
Old 10-05-2012, 01:55 PM   #11
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you could check that too:

a day without X:
http://www.terminally-incoherent.com...day-without-x/
 
Old 10-09-2012, 10:05 AM   #12
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Thanks for the link.
I actually use a lot of those programs such as CMUS, and rtorrent. I have elinks installed just in case I break X, but I like my graphical browsing.
 
Old 10-09-2012, 10:15 AM   #13
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Hey don't forget midnightcommander or mc, you don't need X to use this !
https://www.midnight-commander.org/
http://www.linuxlinks.com/article/20...Commander.html

Regards
 
Old 10-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #14
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Yes, I like MC. I have a headless file server which uses this.
 
Old 10-09-2012, 01:32 PM   #15
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If you prefer Vi(m) as your text editor you may also want to have a look at Ranger as text-based file-manager.
 
  


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