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View Poll Results: File Manager of the Year
Nautilus 215 22.44%
Konqueror 364 38.00%
Midnight Commander 93 9.71%
KFM 1 0.10%
Xplore 0 0%
Xfe 9 0.94%
ROX-Filer 30 3.13%
Krusader 64 6.68%
gentoo 8 0.84%
Worker 5 0.52%
EmelFM/EmelFM2 15 1.57%
Xandros File Manager 5 0.52%
Thunar 116 12.11%
Dolphin 33 3.44%
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:48 PM   #31
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Thunar is fine.but Nautilus is what i find easy!
Old 01-17-2008, 12:44 AM   #32
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MC, of course.I using it even in X, I have not been able to find nothing that replaces it. Sometimes I use Thunar too.
Old 01-17-2008, 10:31 AM   #33
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No Dolphin?
Old 01-18-2008, 09:48 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by JLP View Post
I miss Dolphin on the list.
I second that
Old 01-19-2008, 10:15 PM   #35
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I voted for gentoo because I always turn to it when I need to manipulate files from within the GUI. I recently started using Thunar and like what I see, especially the Bulk Rename...
Old 01-21-2008, 02:49 PM   #36
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The shell ;-)

I'll vote for mc, which I use occasionally
Old 01-21-2008, 11:19 PM   #37
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Thanks for adding Dolphin .
Old 01-22-2008, 03:58 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by theriddle View Post
Thanks for adding Dolphin .
Same here. Thanks! . I voted for Dolphin, but I used to be very addicted to MC myself, in my good old days of Slackware + Open/Fluxbox. Ah, the memories .

I even went as far as using Farmanager in Windows. It is a MC clone for Windows created by some guys at Rar Labs. Worth a look for you MC users who has to use Windows from time to time.

Old 01-22-2008, 05:15 AM   #39
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why mc was not included in every linux by default ... not that i like it or will use it as my default file manager in linux ...

emacs can be really big if its actually functional to me on my system ...

whats actually is the difference with or without mc included by default ... ??


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Old 02-01-2008, 04:12 AM   #40
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I voted for Thunar because it is fast to start and fast to use. It seems to appear on my screen on the k of *click* :-) But of course it has to be useable too and it is. The custom actions are easy to set up and work really well. With a right click I can open images, convert flac to ogg, mount/unmount iso, play or queue music files or playlists into audacious, search, create/extract archives, of course open a terminal, search and replace text in a file, burn iso images, see disk useage and so on...and all this in a speedy and lightweight file manager! I also use and love emelfm2 and if I could have voted twice I'd vote for it as well.
Old 02-01-2008, 11:14 AM   #41
Registered: Aug 2007
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Midnight Commander! period.

Thunar is doing it well but I returned to Nautilus for graphical stuff. Do you know what's silly in both of them? There's no undo button if you make a bad mouse move. That's their most evident security risk.
Old 02-01-2008, 03:19 PM   #42
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Dolphin and Thunar for me. I haven't used mc enough for it to completely grow on me yet, but eventually it might overtake the others. In the same vein, I might try out worker. Dolphin is my current choice as I am using KDE. Otherwise, it'd be Thunar.

I don't really care for using nautilus or konqueror as a file manager.
Old 02-01-2008, 03:27 PM   #43
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I voted rox-filer but I'd have voted for M-x dired if present
Old 02-02-2008, 01:15 AM   #44
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the newbie(ME)can only look what came with the package, one is thuner and the other is xfe, i'm leaning xfe
Old 02-03-2008, 06:09 PM   #45
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A vote for Emelfm2.

as for pcmanfm, well i just spent 1 and a half hours trying to install it. the website says 'simple and easy to use'.
not if getting the thing and all its dependancies installed is anything to go by.

heaven for me would be a *really* simple file manager in gtk1 or 2 (preferably 1), im talking 1 window pane listing the files in that dir. right-click on a file brings up a customizable context menu for you to run your own commands on that file.

anyone know something like this?

Last edited by paperplane; 02-03-2008 at 06:11 PM.


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