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Old 12-09-2007, 06:34 PM   #1
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file manager for icewm

I have installed icewm from source.
I would like to have a file manager a kind of explorer such as nautilus or similar to browse the home directories and such. but I don't know if i have to install it and how to configure it.
thank you
Old 12-09-2007, 09:47 PM   #2
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Perhaps something like Thunar, or Dolphin would suit your needs. As far as installing them, if you want to compile from source, it's not that hard - it's essentially the same as compiling anything (like IceWM):
$ ./configure && make && sudo make install
If you want to use DPKG (as per your "Distribution"):
# apt-get install thunar || apt-get install dolphin
However, should you yearn for a dual-paned (Midnight Commander-like) file manager: Gentoo, Emelfm, Gnome-Commander, to name a few.
Old 12-09-2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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First off why the heck would you install Icewm from source when its in the Debian repos. Rox-filer is a lightweight filemanager that works great with Icewm.
Old 12-10-2007, 07:16 AM   #4
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Sheesh - I completely forgot about rox-filer, and I have no idea why. I was testing it out yesterday when I wrote my last post for this thread! *slaps self*

Rox-filer is actually pretty good - I definitely recommend it over the other file managers I suggested, but then again, try them out (if you feel compelled to) and use the one you're most comfortable with.

*shrug* I've always wondered why some people compile apps that are already in the package manager, but it's somewhere on the logical map that reads "Here be dragons." hehe


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