2 pane, swiss army knife file manager?

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 19 20:13:30 UTC 2012

On 2012-11-19 13:54 (GMT-0500) Gene Heskett composed:

> Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, 32 bit, installed on a quad core Phenom.

> A decade back, midnight commander, aka mc, was _the_ tool of choice.
> Stable, extremely capable with a builtin ftp client/server, one could
> literally move a file from anyplace on the planet to anyplace else on the
> planet if you knew the passwords for those places.


> Then 3 or 4 years ago we suddenly had Krusader, but it turned out to be
> unstable, and missing 90% of mc's abilities, so we panned it without mercy
> as a pretty face with nothing behind it.  Rather than fix it, it seem to
> have been dropped.

It's still in the TDE repos.

> In the meantime, the os around mc has matured but mc is stagnant not
> getting the needed TLC and updates to keep pace, and slowly bit rotting

Actually it was stagnant for quite a while, around 4.6, but not in the past 
year or so, currently at stable and 4.8.6 latest.

> away.  Here, it is not a bit unusual to have its qui destroyed to the point
> that you are forced to guess where the lower bars F10 button may be just to
> quit it and restart it later to restore the ncurses gui it uses since some
> genius has seen fit to grab the F10 key to open some menu that has nothing
> to do with mc.

I'm not having any such trouble on openSUSE 11.4 or higher running KDE3 or 
KDE4. In your shoes I'd file a bug.

> I just spent an hour scanning for 2 pane file managers in the synaptic ALL
> listing without finding anything but mc.

> So, what are we supposed to use today?

Try http://silk.apana.org.au/fclftp.html if MC and Krusader aren't to your 
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