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Old 07-17-2003, 11:01 AM   #1
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the best file manager in your opinion

this is cause some times there are apps that dont get a lot of attention and some of the new people might not know about it.

i feel that filerunner is the hands down best. fast yet easy to use and useful. but you dont hear about it so often.
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Filerunner is a little to complex for me. I just use rox.
Old 07-17-2003, 12:26 PM   #3
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rox works great. i haven't tried filerunner, but it looks pretty good from your link -- worth a try, thanks.
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best file manager by far in my opinion is CLI- fast, no bloat gets the job done
Old 07-17-2003, 12:35 PM   #5
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Filerunner looks alot like gentoo which I like for the box window managers (but I haven't learned how to completely configure yet). gentoo and xedit are pretty fast together - I'd like to try to bind xedit to a button in gentoo so it will open a selected file (like the edit button in mc). I honestly haven't tried that hard, but if some one knows, I'm all ears.

I like mc alot just cuz it makes it easy to browse and edit in superuser mode. Nothing bugs me more than browsing config files in konqueror, finding a file you want to edit, opening it and editing it only to find you can't save cuz you aren't root (DOH!).

As for DE's, apart from the above, konqueror is good. Nautilus is better than it was, but I still don't like it much.
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moved to a suitable forum - linux - software
Old 07-17-2003, 12:44 PM   #7
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I love Midnight Commander into a xterm. Perhaps does not have the same cool looks as the other ones, but it's very useful, specially because you can run it without starting x . If you've ever used Norton Commander/Windows Commander under M$ Winslow, it's as great as that one, with praticaly the same shortcuts, but free as always for Linux

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Old 07-17-2003, 07:03 PM   #8
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Originally posted by moojuece
best file manager by far in my opinion is CLI- fast, no bloat gets the job done
CLI gets my vote! However, sometimes I can't rename certain files with the CLI (even with "" marks), so I fire up konqueror, simply because it's there.
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CLI is best for CLI. *g*

I like mc okay but I also like vfu for TUI.

I like emelFM for GUI but checked out BrainDrop's link and then downloaded it. Now I'm not sure. They're both cool.

Seems like I use mc more than anything, though, for casual file ops. Maybe habit from not knowing enough command line and not having X a lot to begin with. And being addicted to "Norton Commander-style interfaces" anyway.

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Old 07-17-2003, 09:29 PM   #10
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CLI, but when not in CLI, FileRunner is very powerful.


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