2 pane, swiss army knife file manager?
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 220.127.116.11 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
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!
Felix Miata *** http://fm.no-ip.com/
More information about the ubuntu-users