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Old 01-19-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
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Which of the file manager are you using?


I have tried konqueror, gentoo, gnome-menager, nautilus,and krusader
but they are not so nice
I want a file manager just like Total commander in windows
 
Old 01-19-2004, 08:51 PM   #2
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midnight commander. to install: urpmi mc
 
Old 01-19-2004, 09:50 PM   #3
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It might help to say what you like about Total Commander that the others don't provide. If we've never used Total Commander, we have no idea what you want and, even if we have, we don't know what *you* like about it.

I looked at a screenshot at the website and it looks like your standard dual-pane manager. So, gentoo - but you don't like it - or worker or emelfm or mc (as mac_phil says) or any number of others. But I can't read the docs of a Windows app I'm never going to use and try to guess which features are important to you. Is the GUI thing important? Because mc is fundamentally a console app, so that won't suit you. But I don't know.

As far as what I use, I do a lot of file management from the command line. The file managers I use most are mc or gentoo. I also have Endeavour2 around for when I feel like playing with a tree-style manager. (I absolutely hate nautilus and konqueror and don't much care for trees, regardless.)

Unfortunately, it's been my experience that you may not be completely satisfied with any of them - in DOS and Windows my last weapons of choice were DOS Navigator and 2xExplorer and I haven't found anything in Linux I like quite as much. Good thing bash and friends rule. Though it's probably just a case of not finishing my 'retraining'. It requires much more configuring to get the Linux fm's into a usable state compared to the DOS/Win apps but they are *capable* of far *more* configuration even if you're not able to hack the source code. And it is taking me time to get into the comfort zone. A pair of shoes may be perfectly good but have to be broken in before you can walk in them as well as your old shoes.
 
Old 01-20-2004, 02:30 AM   #4
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On my Mandrake 8.2 box I often use XWinCommander (xwc).
But I agree Midnight Commander (mc) is the best!
 
Old 01-20-2004, 03:41 AM   #5
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filerunner's ok
 
Old 01-20-2004, 08:53 AM   #6
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OK, OK
1. I want to seach files by name using letters typing
2.It must have two file list view in left and right, and I can press "tab" to swich it
3.It'd better could defind the sortcut by myself
4. I can select files by press space
 
Old 01-20-2004, 09:26 AM   #7
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Yeah, DN and 2x could do the find-as-you-type - not sure about a Linux fm.
mc and gentoo both do 2&4 (except it's 'insert' with mc - but keybindings are always configurable). I'd suspect most would.

Not sure what you mean with #3. Gentoo's button configuration is fairly powerful and mc lets you construct a menu of actions, if that's what you mean. I can open apps with or without a file as an argument and perform various actions on files keyed to various apps and utilities. Again, I suspect most would.

These are hideously out of date (one the author has even moved to a 'historical' page, but they still may be useful for further research or pointers).
http://chuck.burkins.net/linuxfile.php
http://www.linux-mag.com/1999-11/desktop_02.html
and a little more up to date
http://www.linux.org/apps/all/System...l?sort=updated
 
Old 01-20-2004, 09:34 AM   #8
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But I agree Midnight Commander (mc) is the best!
I just thought mc would be best for him; you aren't agreeing with *me* that it is best.

In my opinion, the best file manager is: ls, locate, grep, mv, cp, mkdir, rm, etc...
 
Old 01-20-2004, 09:39 AM   #9
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Originally posted by mac_phil
I just thought mc would be best for him; you aren't agreeing with *me* that it is best.

In my opinion, the best file manager is: ls, locate, grep, mv, cp, mkdir, rm, etc...
etc?
Code:
bash: etc: command not found
That's a directory!

But you did leave off bash - and so on.
 
Old 01-21-2004, 06:39 PM   #10
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I like mc, too.
But mc have no search by type.
I like gentoo, but it also have no serch by type.
I have tried xwm, but it can not run in my mandrake 9.2 (I just type "xwm" in console, and it can run, no any error masage, but no X windows show)
Now I am using konqueeror+krusader, I find that konqueror is too slow and krusader have a lot of bug.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 08:43 PM   #11
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I think I must install Krusader again, May be it is most fit to me.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 10:17 PM   #12
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I just tried running urpmi mc and I receive the "command not found" message. Why is this?

Thanks!
 
Old 01-28-2004, 10:22 PM   #13
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tx-cary - someone else posted a file manager thread which sent me wasting time looking over freshmeat. While I was poking about, I found this:

http://radekc.regnet.cz/

It says it's modeled - in part - on total commander and mentions Alt-letter searching, which sounds familiar to me. I don't think I'm going to try it, and have no idea if it's any good or not, but it might be what you like.

Sorry saxophobe. No idea about urpmi.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 06:25 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by digiot
tx-cary - someone else posted a file manager thread which sent me wasting time looking over freshmeat. While I was poking about, I found this:

http://radekc.regnet.cz/

It says it's modeled - in part - on total commander and mentions Alt-letter searching, which sounds familiar to me. I don't think I'm going to try it, and have no idea if it's any good or not, but it might be what you like.

Sorry saxophobe. No idea about urpmi.
I visited the homepage which you gave, but that seems not English version. And I know only two languages -- Chinese and English. But I will download it and try to compile it.
Thanks.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 07:55 AM   #15
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I prefer midnight commander myself.
 
  


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