2 pane, swiss army knife file manager?

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Mon Nov 19 20:36:15 UTC 2012

On 11/19/2012 12:54 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings;
> 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.
> 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
> 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.
> Its like your car is dripping antifreeze, and your pet, unknown to you is
> licking it up since its sweet to them, but it is not pretty to watch an
> antifreeze poisoned pet die, which is essentially the present situation
> with mc.
> 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?
> Thanks folks.
> Cheers, Gene

Hitting F3 using Nautilus will toggle between 1 and 2 paned mode.

Regards,  JIm

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