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Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« on: January 14, 2008, 10:56:12 am »
As good as Thunar is, the one thing I miss is a dual-pane (aka split window) view.  I use Dolphin for KDE on my Kubuntu system.  Is anyone familiar with that program and aware of a similar VL choice?
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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2008, 11:00:14 am »
Konqueror (the precursor to Dolphin) can do dual pane, if you have VL SOHO loaded (with KDE). If not you could try "mc", an older ncurses based file manager that is incredibly fast and powerful (once learned) but those brought up on a strictly GUI diet from Microsoft probably would not like it. There is also xfe (available in our repositories) which mimics the Microsoft file explorer.
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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 06:47:59 pm »
I like emelFM2. (http://emelfm2.net/) I am not that experienced with Linux but I have had no trouble installing emelFM2 on either VL5.9 or VL5.8. Haven't figured out yet how to associate an icon with the program in the Xfce menu however.
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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 01:00:37 am »
I like emelFM2. (http://emelfm2.net/) I am not that experienced with Linux but I have had no trouble installing emelFM2 on either VL5.9 or VL5.8. Haven't figured out yet how to associate an icon with the program in the Xfce menu however.

In /usr/share/applications/emelfm2.desktop put:
Icon=/usr/local/share/pixmaps/emelfm2/emelfm2_16.xpm

After MC I too like emelfm2. I had once a similar file manager made by a Russian and was called Northern Captain. I think I lost it when moving to VL-5.8. With it one could even make a .tgz file.

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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 01:46:53 am »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Orthodox_file_managers

There are a few other such file managers here.
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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 10:55:57 am »
I just installed xfe and took it for a test drive.  My first impression leaves me with only one question.

WHY ISN'T THIS THE DEFAULT FILE MANAGER FOR VectorLinux?

BTW: My Kubuntu experience tells me that the KDE camps are split over Konqueror VS Dolphin.  Is Thunar the 'Next Big Thing' in XFCE?
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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008, 11:45:38 am »
I just installed xfe and took it for a test drive.  My first impression leaves me with only one question.

WHY ISN'T THIS THE DEFAULT FILE MANAGER FOR VectorLinux?

BTW: My Kubuntu experience tells me that the KDE camps are split over Konqueror VS Dolphin.  Is Thunar the 'Next Big Thing' in XFCE?

Since Xfce4 started. I wrote an article about Thunar for which I am yet to be compensated (not because I got ripped off, more because I am terrible with forms and money and such).
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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008, 11:58:10 am »
Since Xfce4 started. I wrote an article about Thunar for which I am yet to be compensated (not because I got ripped off, more because I am terrible with forms and money and such).
Do you want kortsen to compensate you or did you forget something ;D
link to article: http://www.linux.com/feature/115176

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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2008, 12:11:03 pm »
There's 200 USD waiting for me but I don't claim it because I forget...

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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2008, 01:01:20 pm »
Must be nice to be so rich to "forget" about $200.00.  :D

kortsen: Nice to hear XFE is working for you.  I was wondering why I bothered packaging it as it didn't appear anyone was interested.

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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2008, 01:42:24 pm »
Must be nice to be so rich to "forget" about $200.00.  :D

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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2008, 01:47:51 pm »
kortsen: Nice to hear XFE is working for you.  I was wondering why I bothered packaging it as it didn't appear anyone was interested.

How does one package and submit a program?  I just installed my "Must Have" image viewer, XNView.  I used rpm2tgz and installpkg complained about the lack of a description, but all went flawlessly.
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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2008, 02:16:42 pm »
How does one package and submit a program?
This should help: http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=1380.0
I just installed my "Must Have" image viewer, XNView.  I used rpm2tgz and installpkg complained about the lack of a description, but all went flawlessly.
I also love xnview (under windows), but find it greatly lacking in linux (at least the native 1.7x version).  I've read reports about the 1.92 w32 version working well under wine though.  I think there are a couple problem with trying to submit XnView as a package to the repository; 1) the license may not allow redistribution and 2) it's non-free for commercial use.  I may be totally off base here but this might be one of those nifty apps that is better just passed along by word-of-mouth than by repository.  However, I'll leave it to someone more "in the know" to make the final call.

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Re: Please recommend a file manager with twin panes
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2008, 12:00:10 pm »
I liked Linux Commander, if it's still available, but emelfm's good as well. I'm also used to twin-pane file managers, having used DOS Navigator in DOS.