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Author Topic: Desktop File manager like Midnight Commander  (Read 5653 times)
budulay
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« on: April 10, 2008, 05:55:25 pm »

Hello, I am looking for file manager almost identical with Midnight Commander from the terminal, that will work with desktop inviroment.
If anyone knews something about such file manager, please, post here.
I tryed to install few filemanagers(psmanfm, vifm, xfe) with Gslapt from the /testing category(I didn't found them nowhere else), but non of them did installed:-(
Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2008, 06:37:00 pm »

Hi,

xfe is in the repos, and it comes on vl-light, so I don't know why it didn't install... any error message?

vifm is a console file manager. so is as desktop compatible as mc.... it was part of rbistolfi's and my vl-cli packaging apps, but we left it out because that package is damn badly done, and it implied quite work from us to show the docs, if you want the package anyway, we can upload it (you'll have to look for the docs on the net, but it's better than nothing)

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2008, 08:09:26 pm »

http://linuxappfinder.com/  Smiley

You will find Filemanagers by the number, also from the clicki-bunti branch.
For me MC ist still absolut and unanimous champion.

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 04:01:47 am »

Hello, I am looking for file manager almost identical with Midnight Commander from the terminal, that will work with desktop inviroment.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 04:12:01 pm »

Thanks a lot,

I tryed Xfe and Krusader. The problem I had with installing Xfe was caused by OO that for some reason instead of updating installed new version together with an old one, filling all my partition... But now it's OK.

I chosed Krusader.
Actualy it is not exactly what I wanted, but it's pretty good.
The only bad thing about it is that it works pretty slow on my accient mashine:-(
Is there some less massive and resource-hungry package?

Is someone remembers old dos application Volkov Commander?

Something like this, but that will work with desktop enviroment will be the best for me.

Thanks a lot.

ps.
Or here is screenshoot of windows application Disco Commander. Is something like that exist for Linux?



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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 04:19:09 pm »

try xterm -e mc
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2008, 10:54:45 am »

Thanks, it did works, but it has two bad things:
1) White backgroung and light-blue text make it almost impossible to read filenames.
2) To select a file a need to click on each of them with a right mouse key. Is it possible to make it secect multiple files holding right mouse key and moving cursor down?

If there is a way to adjust this two things than it is what I am looking for.
Thanks a lot.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2008, 11:38:05 am »

1) Edit the file ~/.mc/ini
Here is a tutorial: http://ajnasz.hu/blog/20080101/midnight-commander-coloring

2) Use the Insert key to mark a file. Hold it down and it will scroll down, marking each entry as it passes. You can go back using arrow keys, hit Insert key again to un-mark an entry.
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2008, 01:25:40 pm »

Thanks I wil try...
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2008, 04:29:45 pm »

Budulay, I'm not sure you have seen Midnight Commander working. Before messing with the .mc/ini try opening the standard terminal and typing mc

On my 5.9 Standard Gold machine, I get something almost identical to your screenshots, except with a black background.

Thanks for the tip on marking/selecting Nightflier, I had forgotten it.
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2008, 04:55:15 pm »

I have seen the color issue before in VL. I think you'll be fine editing the file. To be honest, I usually just delete the .mc folder from my home dir. It will re-create a default setup on next run, and those colors suit me fine. No2 does have a point, it may look different if you open up xterm and then launch mc. Try it.

Midnight Commander is a great tool, I find myself using it even when running X.
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2008, 11:46:05 pm »


Midnight Commander is a great tool, I find myself using it even when running X.

Likewise, I really like it.
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2008, 12:26:20 pm »

On my 5.9 Standard Gold machine, I get something almost identical to your screenshots, except with a black background.
I knew, but, as I said, I'd like to have desktop version of it.
Thanks a lot to everyone.
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2008, 09:47:00 pm »

I don't find a need for a desktop version of something like Midnight Commander because it works perfectly in an X terminal. There are many ways to speed up operations, but you need to do some reading so you learn what MC can do and various shortcuts to make it easier.

For example, if you want to select all files in a directory, hit Control+x, * . To select all files with a certain extension, hit Control+x, + and then type the extension in the box that comes up. To unselect, hit the \ key. To unselect individual files within the group, hit the Insert key with the filename highlighted. Insert works to select individual files and you can do what nightflier suggests.

Midnight Commander is a fabulous program. It has tremendous depth if you invest the time it takes to learn how to do some of the more exotic things. A good place to begin is /usr/share/mc/mc.hint and /usr/share/mc/mc.hlp. You can use Midnight Commander simply by using the function keys as listed at the bottom of the window and using the commands in the menus (noting the shortcuts for those you use often). But doing some reading reveals a lot that you would otherwise miss.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2008, 09:20:12 am »

Thanks a lot.
I will study this information.
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