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Old 07-13-2006, 10:16 PM   #1
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good graphical file manager

I am looking for recommendations for a good graphical file manager that works well in fluxbox. This file manager needs to be able to explore and browse files, cut, copy, paste, file properties, etc. I do not have kde or gnome installed, so please do not mention any that are associated with them.

Which is your favorite and why?
Old 07-13-2006, 10:26 PM   #2
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You may want to try Xfe. It's light and fast, with enough features.
Another simple one is xfm, which is included on the install CD.
I've also heard of the gentoo file manager (nothing to do with the distro), though I've never used it myself.

Of course, mc is the fastest--if you consider that graphical
Old 07-13-2006, 10:36 PM   #3
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I use Rox-Filer as my graphical file-manager in Fluxbox. It is extremely fast and very light. Rox can do all the things you mentioned plus it can automount drives (requires root) and can set default actions as well. I have been using it for quite some time and it just works.You can get a Slackware package of Rox from

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Old 07-13-2006, 11:08 PM   #4
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Anotehr vote for Rox. If you want to install some Xfce libs you could use Thunar which is pretty decent.
plus it can automount drives (requires root)
User can do it if your fstab is set up correctly.
Old 07-13-2006, 11:09 PM   #5
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i'm quite fond of emelFM2...clean and simple...
Old 07-13-2006, 11:14 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by aquaboogie90
You may want to try Xfe. It's light and fast, with enough features.
Some worth mentioning: Xfe, PCManFM, TuxCmd, Atol
Old 07-13-2006, 11:43 PM   #7
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there was a thread like this a few weeks ago, but glad to see this is rehashed cuz now I cant find it lol.

as a result of that other thread I'm running xfe and like it too.

i'm gonna check out some of them other one's. good thread I'm rating it thumb up
Old 07-14-2006, 12:00 AM   #8
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I like Rox as well.
Old 07-17-2006, 10:55 AM   #9
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Just take a look at endeavour-marc2. It also has a built-in photo-viewer. U can find it at
Old 07-18-2006, 01:49 AM   #10
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I maintain a nice modified version of the old ROX-Filer for GTK-1.2. Very low dependencies, nice mix of features and blisteringly fast.

If you like tree-view, I also have xftree, which is a dressed-up version of the xtree filer from the old XFCE for GTK-1.2. It works well in combination with ROX.

I'm also working omn another GTK-1.2 filer called uxplor.
Old 07-18-2006, 12:35 PM   #11
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Nobody mentioned the ugly but effective and powerful Worker?

Definately worth checking out.
Old 07-18-2006, 01:52 PM   #12
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Konqueror may not be fast to start up, but I have yet to find find another tool that handles sftp sessions as well as Konqueror. It looks as if the files are simply on another drive. I also love the feature to directly edit the files with KWrite. It saves a lot of time if you just have to change a parameter in a remote configuration file.


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