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Old 10-04-2004, 06:30 PM   #1
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What File Manager?


As I'm now using Slackware 10 in earnest, I want to make sure I get a good file system going from the outset (my Windoze files are worse than my attic).

So what do you good people recommend I use as a nice, fully featured file manager and why?
 
Old 10-04-2004, 06:53 PM   #2
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are you using a desktop environment? i've had no trouble with kde's konqueror and gnome's nautilus as file managers. i've used xfce's, but i don't like the interface as much. if you're not using a desktop environment, xfm is a good file manager. i've seen screenshots of xfe, and it looks sort of interesting - kinda reminds me of the windows 9x file manager.

i usually just stick to the command line, not sure why though. i guess it's just faster and i'm used to it or something.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 12:21 AM   #3
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ROX-Filer is an excellent low-resource filer with lots of features.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 12:34 AM   #4
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Krusader is my first choice. I like a twin panel file manager, this one looks a bit like windows commander. As well as file managing it also has FTP capability, partition mounting/unmounting and can connect to and manage shared files. It needs base parts of KDE to run
 
Old 10-05-2004, 12:40 AM   #5
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Gentoo http://www.obsession.se/gentoo/ is a nice file manager. It is not related to the distro of the same name.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 05:37 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I'll check those out. The reason I didn't state a desktop environment is that my final choice of file manager might determine which DE I end up using. I've tried KDE, Gnome and XFCE. I'm still undecided.

Regards

Mikie

 
Old 10-05-2004, 06:04 AM   #7
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ROX, Gentoo and EndeavorII seem to be the main contenders, lately.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 06:20 AM   #8
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Evidence has been my dream for some time now. But I never managed to compile it.
If you do compile it, then it is IMO a very good choice.

Yves.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 09:58 AM   #9
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nautilus, it's the standard on GNOME. Very easy to use.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 04:11 PM   #10
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I use two:

mc (Midnight Commander) is very powerful and runs in a virtual console as well as a terminal window in X11. It's fast and efficient, and it keeps you independent of any DE.

Konqueror, not only because I like KDE. Good features are tilable windows (in many ways) and preview options. On my big machine I have collections of photographs, eg, and Konqueror shows me previews of the photos. Konqueror is very configurable and well integrated with other KDE apps (but can run standalone, of course). One specific feature about it, that I like is the simple and flexible way in which you can assign applications to file/MIME types. Eg, I changed the default editor to KVim and the default application for XML files is NetBeans (Java IDE).

Somebody mentioned ROX: This is IMHO not only a good file manager (not as powerful as Konqueror, maybe, but also not nearly as heavy), but also the best looking one of all. It reminds me of my good old RISC OS days... ;-)

DFM is another good, lightweight option. It teams up perfectly with window managers like Oroborus and a panel like fspanel (f** small panel). You get a complete desktop at under 500kBytes with these three apps!

Have fun!

gargamel
 
Old 10-05-2004, 07:55 PM   #11
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By all means try Tux Commander. It's a lot like Krusader but is a good bit faster. It runs superbly on Vector Linux, so I imagine the same is true of Slackware.

If you don't mind first installing a chunk of KDE, Krusader is nice. It has a decent search feature, too.

I'm a file manager fan from way back and always try to find the fastest, cleanest FMs. On Windows I use Servant Salamander; I wish they'd come up with the same for Linux.

Gentoo is a very fast FM if you don't mind a sort of plain interface.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 08:05 PM   #12
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command line

It owns all your file managers. =]

I like it. faster, easier, no overhead of X windows...
 
Old 10-05-2004, 11:20 PM   #13
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I use cp, mv, etc. to do all my file management It's so easy and I've been doing it for so long.

mc is good to browse on the command line. The reason I mentioned Gentoo for a GUI manager is I like the way it can be configured. You can program buttons to do what you want with a file.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 03:38 AM   #14
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I think ROX is terrific - small, fast, efficient and simple. And it gives you a complete desktop environment with Gnome-like panels and the ability to put shortcuts on the desktop, thumbnails for pix etc. I've tried loads and would not give up ROX.

In case of X failure I use vfu or midnight commander on the command line - the first being similar to but simpler than the latter.
 
Old 10-06-2004, 05:05 AM   #15
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Rox rocks.
 
  


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