SlackwareThis Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
This question is for all the slackers that don't use kde or gnome. What file managers are all you using. I'm usually running fluxbox, xfce, or any other light one, and want to find an awesome file manager for it that I can use for them all, depending on what one I start up that particular day.
I don't have kde or gnome installed on my box, so using konqerour or nautiles it out. I don't want to use them anyway.
I would like to find a file manager that has a "preview feature" of file content. A tabbed one would be nice.
Well I'm using Gentoo filebrowser, no Kde or Gnome just Fluxbox.
I like Gentoo filebrowser because you can add new buttons and make it open diffrent programs for diffrent stuff. It is really ugly but you download a nice gtk1 theme and it's perfect.
gentoo is ugly as hell. mc is even worse. If I want a mostly "text" file manager, I woulld just use a shell, which most of the time I do. But there are times that a pretty file manager with some features would be nice. I'm not willing to use KDE, or Gnome. I like fluxbox and the light stuff.
I want a pretty one with some features. Preview pictures, text files, and such. Tabed browsing.
Running a full blown desktop is not for me. Don't need it, but having a really nice file manager run in one of my small window managers would be nice.
I've used Konquerer before and it's a bit to much. It aslo a web browser like explorer which I don't need. It's a bit to microsoft for me. I have firefox to surf. One feature it has that is nice though is the ability to position the mouse curser over it and see a preview of the file. Great for checking out my /etc files really quick.
Well, you could try pathfinder. It's part of the fox toolkit. If you don't want to compile from source, go to www.linuxpackages.net and search for "fox" under your Slackware version. The current version there is 1.4.7, I believe. Install it, then run pathfinder by going to /fox-1.4.7/pathfinder and running PathFinder.
It's fast for what it does. Nice-looking, got a preview feature, etc. It doesn't do dual panels, however.
Also, Roxfiler is really a very nifty filemanager, though it takes a couple of hours to get used to the way it works. It's very fast, and I think it has most if not all of the features you mention. I think linuxpackages.net has a rox package, too, or you can compile it from source.
Yeah, I forgot about tux commander. It's fast and good-looking.
But do give Roxfiler a spin. It's a different approach to file management that you may want at least to sample before going with the norm. I use Roxfiler for most things just because I think the interface is so cool, but I keep a fast panel manager like mc close at hand for quick stuff.
If you try Rox, keep it on your system for a couple of days. You might not like it right away, but nearly everyone who sticks with it more than a few hours really likes it.
Rox with Icewm makes Gnome and KDE seem like wading through treacle. Rox sounds like the nearest to what you are after. Lightning fast and simple but with Gnome-type panels, icons on the desktop, set the background and thumbnails for virtually anything remotely resembling a picture, including videos. You should definitely try it.
PS In the terminal I use vfu - similar to mc but way smaller and simpler
Originally posted by clawhead If you try Rox, keep it on your system for a couple of days. You might not like it right away, but nearly everyone who sticks with it more than a few hours really likes it.
Completely second that. (And third through sixth, it seems.) I *hated* rox when I first tried it and deleted it. Another round of disatisfaction with everything else and I tried it again. Still hated it but something bugged me about it and I kept around for quite some time. Eventually I found myself using it more and more and eventually realized I really really liked it. So it was more like a few weeks or months for me, but yeah - rox is excellent. For dual-panes, I like emelfm (had a bad experience with gentoo ) and for trees, xfe is nice - better to me than the pathfinder that comes with fox, though it's a fox app, too. Don't much care for trees though. A lot of rox and a little emelfm, mc (I was a dual-pane fanatic before rox) and CLI do for me.
On an eye-candy note, ya gotta grab the Crystal icons or something, though - rox's default icons make me ill.
ROX simply helps you get more done. It does take getting used to though, as it follows a RISC-like philosophy, and has some unexpected features.
I'd never dream of using Konqueror for anything. Treacle is a nice, polite word... What I accomplish in 10 minutes with ROX would take an hour with Konqueror -I swear it!
A little history about others (as I gather):
gentoo and worker (maybe emelfm also) forked from gtk_file_manager.
pathfinder and xfe are rewrites or forks of the original xwc
For those who like ROX, but have very old hardware or not much space, use the old GTK+-1.2 ROX-Filer. Now, you talk about Screaming!
Install rox-base 1.0.0 first, then ROX-filer 1.2.2 (binary). Then buckle up!