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Old 09-21-2002, 02:41 PM   #1
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which file manager is best

I have been using Mandrake Linux 7.2 and want to know now if there is any alternative file managers to the ones installed, konqueror and GMC. They are both ok, but to upgrade them i need to download loads of new libraries and stuff and wouldn't know where to start. Is there any standalone ones like these two. i am looking for one similar to Windows Explorer - fast and easy
Old 09-21-2002, 03:02 PM   #2
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Take a look at the rox manager or try the xftree , which is a part of the Xfce desktop, i use that one in my blackbox.
good luck

for more info on rox;
type rox; the wanted rpm's show up and the rox homepage

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Old 09-21-2002, 03:56 PM   #3
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i use natilus, and it is, in my opinion , the best for X. i'm not sure if it's compatible with all windows managers though.
Old 09-22-2002, 01:01 AM   #4
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I would suggest if you want something fast AND easy (not exactly what I think of when I think of winbloze...) maybe check out gentoo (the filemanager, not the distro).

Old 09-22-2002, 07:17 AM   #5
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Although I've used it very few times, "xnc" (another graphical Norton Commander clone) looks nice. Apart from X, it doesn't require any big libraries if I recall wel.

Old 09-22-2002, 07:37 AM   #6
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I use krusader, which is based on kde, and have alot of good tools.
Old 09-22-2002, 04:58 PM   #7
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For the benefit of the hive-mind,
exigent: nautilus does work with other WMs (I just fired it up under fluxbox), but one would probably still need the Gnome libraries. Quite apart from which, nautilus is also the gnome component that handles the desktop, so it will hijack your root window. Very annoying when it kills your pretty wallpaper.

In answer to the original poster - I use bash for day-to-day stuff, but when I need to do something that a graphical tool would do better, I use konqueror. You're right that upgrading to the latest version isn't totally simple, but it's not mega-scary either. You'd basically have to upgrade your whole KDE installation. It's a smooth process if no obscure breakages happen, can be done entirely with rpms. Big download though, if all you wanted was the file manager.
Old 09-22-2002, 09:33 PM   #8
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well, natilius doesn't have to control your desktop if you don't want it too... if it is stealing your wallpaper or replacing it, just either put it back or tell nautilious not to control your desktop.
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Old 10-23-2003, 02:59 PM   #11
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I posted in this older thread of the same topic - and I'm sure there are older still.
Old 10-24-2003, 06:23 PM   #12
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mc = midnight commander of course all you need to run it is a terminal of course
multi-gnome-terminal is great , ussually have it running 5-6 tabbed windows including ssh sessions running mc themselves


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