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cupoftea 05-21-2006 10:11 AM

I need a simplistic file manager
 
I am looking for a simplistic manager. I do not need any icons or thumbnail features. Just something that displays filenames in text mode (not icon, not tree) with file size and type.

When I click on it, it would launch accord to the program that supports it. So if I click on a music file, it would automatically play in XMMS.

Also, it has to be able to right-click to copy and paste files.

Since it has so basic needs, I expect it to be very lite.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

dannystaple 05-21-2006 10:15 AM

Its not quite what your asking for, but Midnight Commander (aka MC) is very close to what you are asking for, and some people swear by it. Most Distro's have an MC package, so you shouldnt need to do anything to awkward to get it either.

Danny

cupoftea 05-21-2006 10:59 AM

Appearantedly, Midnight Commander is CLI. I am looking for something that is GUI so I can use my mouse to point and click.

Also, it is twin window. Something I forgot to mention not to be included.

craigevil 05-21-2006 11:20 AM

XFE, XFFM, ROX-filer are all light weight file manager, not sure if they meet your requirements. Personally I love ROX.

cupoftea 05-21-2006 10:11 PM

I just tried ROX, and I cannot turn off the icons. Also, in list view, it forces me to keep the permission, ownership, and last modified column. Something that users pay almost no attention to.

XEF and XFFM too have icons.

I am looking for something that looks like a plain window. Files listed in text view. Showing only filename, type, and size as the details. No icons. And as GUI so I can click on it.

rkelsen 05-21-2006 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cupoftea
I am looking for something that looks like a plain window. Files listed in text view. Showing only filename, type, and size as the details. No icons.

Konqueror can be configured to operate this way.

matt! 05-21-2006 10:37 PM

Emelfm is what you're looking for.
Lightweight, really nice. It doesn't have icons, and you can customize columns so it shows the filename, size, but not type -- you have to figure that out from the extension. It has some menus and stuff at the top, you didn't mention if you want them, but you could probably modify it to not have them.

`apt-get install emelfm` on debian.

Screenshots:
http://www.linuxeden.com/download/appimg/1/emelfm.jpg
http://home.doramail.com/frustix:dor...com/emelFM.png

dannystaple 05-22-2006 07:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cupoftea
Appearantedly, Midnight Commander is CLI. I am looking for something that is GUI so I can use my mouse to point and click.

Also, it is twin window. Something I forgot to mention not to be included.

Hi, although MC is CLI, it is X aware, and is actually also point and click. However, I wouldnt know how to turn off twin window. I generally just use Konqueror or pure CLI myself..

Danny

jiml8 05-22-2006 07:44 AM

Konqueror has a text mode view mode.

Jessii 05-25-2006 07:11 AM

try Tux Commander
twin panel and yo ucan configure which programs open which files
it's pretty much mc in GUI

--sorry. just noticed you don't want twin panel

staham 05-25-2006 11:33 AM

Try gentoo. A clone of DirOpus from the Amiga.

dannystaple 05-27-2006 02:44 PM

Dopus was also twin panel, so probably not what he was looking for. Interesting that there is also a package called gentoo, I wander which was named first, the package, or the distro?

oakld 05-27-2006 05:41 PM

Surprise: Konqueror

Make a shorcut to "Save profile..." command. Make carefull changes in settings of Konquerror - i.e. hide menu, hide tree, split view into two parts, change views to text mode, get rid of icons you don't need and extensions and plugins you don't need. Save the profile!

It's fast (bla bla DCOP), configurable, although not that lite and much more powerful thaan you wanted :-(

Quote:

Originally Posted by cupoftea
I am looking for something that is GUI so I can use my mouse to point and click.

Also, it is twin window. Something I forgot to mention not to be included.


staham 05-28-2006 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dannystaple
Dopus was also twin panel, so probably not what he was looking for. Interesting that there is also a package called gentoo, I wander which was named first, the package, or the distro?

I've used the gentoo file-manager for many years (more than 5), and I only heard about the gentoo distribution a couple of years ago.

Not that this proves anything.

staham 05-28-2006 06:45 AM

Just found this note at http://www.obsession.se/gentoo
[*] Gentoo the Linux distribution has nothing to do with gentoo the file manager, except the latter runs on the former. I actually used the name first of the two, way back in September 1998. I've been in touch with the Gentoo folks, and we're cool.


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