gheskett at wdtv.com
Sat Nov 28 14:41:27 UTC 2015
On Saturday 28 November 2015 08:24:56 Petter Adsen wrote:
> On Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:07:22 -0500
> Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
> > It seems like the underlieing ncurses interface for mc is getting
> > easier and easier to destroy, but mc is still the king of 2 pane
> > file managers. Anything that is a one window file manager is
> > operating under a false name IMNSHO.
> Then take a look at SpaceFM if you want a graphical file manager, it
> can have up to four panels in any single window. The scripting support
> goes far beyond anything mc has. I've used mc a lot (and Norton
> Commander in days long gone) but now rely on SpaceFM for day-to-day
I just installed the gtk3 version to see what it looked like. What it
looked like was a 1 pane file locator that couldn't even find *, and I
could not find in the menu's, any way to configure it as a 2 pane file
manager. So I nuked it.
I just looked at thunar again since it seems to be part of the wheezy
install, and again, while it can show me any file on my home network
that I have the rights to see, 10 minutes worth of browsing the menu's
didn't discover a 2 pane setup, so I wasn't even able to copy a file
from one place to another.
We do NOT have a "graphical" file manager worthy of the name until we
have both a pretty face, AND the capabilities of mc. Preferably with
the same hotkeys so we don't have to break 18 year old habits that go
clear back to the amiga and amigados.
If you know how to make spacefm-gtk3 behave in a manner similar to mc,
please expand on the howto, or possibly its man page, which I did not
peruse, so I have to clue if it even has one. I'll put it back in and
try it again.
And on the reinstall (had also since installed kino and some other stuff
whose lengthy dependencies pulled in may have effected spacefm's gtk3
interface) and its a whole different utility now. But I couldn't
find "copy" in the menu's, so I guess I'll have to get used to
drag-n-drop. Attempted overwrites were suitably intercepted, and when
ok'd, it did it.
I'll try and get used to it. But where's the adjust the perms menu's etc
that I often run a root session of mc for?
While its pretty, unless that stuff can be handled by using lsattr,
chattr, chown and chmod as plugins, its still far from as complete as a
real file manager like mc is.
What I don't grok was why it was so crippled the first time I installed
it... It did not drag in any dependencies, even w/o the gtk3 face.
Should it have?
In the meantime I have to teach meself how to use tool length offsets in
LinuxCNC, and go make another 150 or so screw cover plugs out of ebony
which takes two different cutting tools in my cnc milling machine. But
I'll be out of ebony before thats done. More on order. Its in the $150
bd/ft price range.
-- <--you don't have a space there, so your sig got copied into my reply.
I'll nuke it by hand.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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