2 pane, swiss army knife file manager?

Cybe R. Wizard cyber_wizard at mindspring.com
Tue Nov 20 04:29:36 UTC 2012


On Mon, 19 Nov 2012 13:54:27 -0500
Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> 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

Neither are command line utilities but, for GUI, I like both Xfe and
PCManFM.  Adjustable views in both.

Cybe R. Wizard
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	Cybe R. Wizard





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