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Old 05-25-2015, 10:39 AM   #1
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file managers


hi,

what file manager is everybody using?
does it really matter...

cant find what the default file manager there is for centos 7
but it has dolphin installed as well but doesnt use it by default
im running gnome 3

i read that konqueror is good...is it mostly just preference

lastly

do most linux systems have components of kde and gnome installed by default...even if you arent using those desktops? cause i dont have kde desktop installed yet i read that dolphin uses kde.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 11:04 AM   #2
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Personal choice dictates which file manager that you end up using, whether that is what came with your initial installation or if you installed it.

My regular file manager is mc, (midnight commander), because it was the first really useful one I came across, but I'll use what is available, as long as it can do what I want. GUI versions are emelfm & double commander, they use different (graphics) toolkits .

You can have as many different graphics toolkits on your system as you like, but some people prefer to stick to one main one.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 11:31 AM   #3
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I really like ranger, or thunar if you don't like terminal-based programs.

However, my file manager needs are very simple as I prefer to manipulate files from the shell.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 12:31 PM   #4
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cant find what the default file manager there is for centos 7
but it has dolphin installed as well but doesnt use it by default
im running gnome 3
That's a bit odd: I have Gnome on CentOS 6 and no trace of Dolphin. Of course, having something installed that you don't use doesn't do any harm.

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I read that konqueror is good...is it mostly just preference?
As with all such tools, preference is a mixture of the way you like to work and what you're used to. I always considered Konqueror confusing: making a combined web browser and file manager just seemed like making a combined motor cycle and lawn mower.

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do most linux systems have components of kde and gnome installed by default...even if you arent using those desktops? cause i dont have kde desktop installed yet i read that dolphin uses kde.
Not usually. As I said, I don't know why you have Dolphin. The basic components of each desktop often need to be there, even if you don't use them. That's certainly true of Nautilus, which does various things in the background, even if you actually use a different tool to manage the files.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 12:37 PM   #5
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ar-4175528400/

As a person who does everything from the command-line, I use mc.
 
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Old 05-25-2015, 01:14 PM   #6
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For me it is Ranger on CLI-only systems (if there is a need for a file manager on them, I don't have it installed on a netbook that merely acts as a wireless access point) and Dolphin on anything else, except machines that have to be very lightweight, there I use PCManFM.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 01:32 PM   #7
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Most Linux systems have no GUI if you're including servers and embedded systems. I mostly use the cli to get around and vim when I'm lazy.

Code:
vim .
 
Old 05-25-2015, 03:29 PM   #8
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I prefer KDE as a DE, and Dolphin as file-manager. If I use any other DE or WM, I use whatever is their default file-manager. In the console, no X running, I use mc.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 07:58 PM   #9
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yes as i expect to live on the command line in the near future i have installed mc...had a look at it...very neat!!! simple
but effective...thanks
 
Old 05-25-2015, 08:19 PM   #10
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I thought bash was the file manager on the cli, having mc is a bit like acknowledging the convienience of the desktop?
You can run different file managers on the same desktop but making it the default is a bit more involved. Some desktop file managers do have more features, such as, the ability to copy to anywhere in the mounted file system (dolphin) (yes,bash also but you have to know the location) but others seem to lack this. You could use drag and drop but not so convienient from inside a sub-directory.

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Old 05-26-2015, 05:15 AM   #11
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I thought bash was the file manager on the cli, having mc is a bit like acknowledging the convienience of the desktop?
I see nothing wrong with that, if we can have the convenience (and for certain workloads, like skimming through a large directory and selecting a few files for copy/move/deletion having a filemanager is much more convenient than pure shell) why not use it?
 
Old 05-26-2015, 05:40 AM   #12
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Human beings are, or should be, adaptable. So, adapt to whatever's available and try it. Applies to operating systems, distros, desktop environments and window managers, file managers, editors (who needs vi when you've got ed?), and so on. Make your own choices.
 
Old 05-26-2015, 04:20 PM   #13
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mostly use the default for the Desktop
but you do not HAVE TO USE THAT


Gnome defaults to Nautilus
type into the terminal ( all lowercase )
Code:
nautilus
KDE
it used to use konqueror as default
and you can still use it
the web browser is BUILT IN - no real security plugins ... so

but most use "Dolphin "
Code:
dolphin
i run KDE on opensuse and Gnome2 on SL6
 
Old 05-26-2015, 09:37 PM   #14
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Konqueror has long been my favorite GUI file manager for Linux. I've used most of the others, but I always end up using Konqueror. I've used mc, but I've never gotten as comfortable with it as I was with the old Norton Commander for DOS.

I particularly like the ability to have multiple tabs open pointing to different directories and shares, as well as the versatility of the sidebar.
 
  


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