2 pane, swiss army knife file manager?

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Mon Nov 19 20:56:48 UTC 2012


On Monday 19 November 2012 15:55:38 Felix Miata did opine:

> 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.
> 
> http://www.softpanorama.org/OFM/Paradigm/index.shtml
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodox_file_manager#Orthodox_file_manager
> s
> 
> > 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 4.8.1.6 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 liking.

And that link is stuck in a a spawning loop that will force a reboot I 
believe.

Booby traps, gotta love them. NOT!

Cheers, Gene
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