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File manager suggestions?

#1 Post by GraphiteCube »

Hi. I am thinking of installing Fluxbox on my Debian machine, and I have heard that window managers has less memory footprint than GNOME/ KDE/ Xfce.

AFAIK, *box are just window managers, and doesn't come with file manager (something like explorer/ finder in Windows/Mac), I wonder if you could suggest me some nice file managers to me? I have heard of ROX, but I never tried it before.

Thanks.

P.S. BTW, how is e17? It looks nice.

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#2 Post by Issyer »

In my opinion it's where Linux sucks. There's no alternative to windows ExplorerXP. It's nice under wine though, but it's another story.
something like explorer
Try Xplore.
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#3 Post by muskrat »

In my opinion it's where Linux sucks. There's no alternative to windows ExplorerXP
What's so grand about exploreXP? It's a memory hogging software the same as all the rest of MS software. Linux has a number of lite weight file managers, but the the standard file managers for KDE and Gnome work every bit as good as explorer, and even have much of the same functions with a simaler look and feel.
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#4 Post by stoffepojken »

I use Thunar on Openbox. I think it works nice

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#5 Post by izar »

emelfm is a light file manager that works well with fluxbox.
thunar will work well under fluxbox although it was designed with xfce in mind.

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#6 Post by GraphiteCube »

Issyer wrote:In my opinion it's where Linux sucks. There's no alternative to windows ExplorerXP. It's nice under wine though, but it's another story.
something like explorer
Try Xplore.
http://www.musikwissenschaft.uni-mainz. ... e/gallery/
Ah, I didn't mean I want to run Explorer in Linux, I just tried to explain for what I want. :)
stoffepojken wrote:I use Thunar on Openbox. I think it works nice
Thanks. :)
It comes with a bulk file rename utility too!

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#7 Post by Issyer »

muskrat wrote:What's so grand about exploreXP?
It's great that it is multi tabs/windows one (all in one) that allows to work with files opened in multiple directories at the same time, when Linux offers only lightweight two pane norton commander-like crap.

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#8 Post by Penguin Skinner »

IMO emelfm and xfe are the lightweight choices for running under X. Both are powerful, dual pane file managers, and don't depend on a lot of additional libraries. Not much in the way of eye-candy, but a small trade-off given how lean and functional they are.

Also don't forget good ol' Midnight Commander which runs from a terminal.

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Re: File manager suggestions?

#9 Post by Bro.Tiag »

Gundamdriver wrote:Hi. I am thinking of installing Fluxbox on my Debian machine, and I have heard that window managers has less memory footprint than GNOME/ KDE/ Xfce.

AFAIK, *box are just window managers, and doesn't come with file manager (something like explorer/ finder in Windows/Mac), I wonder if you could suggest me some nice file managers to me? I have heard of ROX, but I never tried it before.

Thanks.

P.S. BTW, how is e17? It looks nice.
I very much like Xfe, it's light & fast with a lot of what Explorer has and it is not linked to any desktop environment/Window manager.

Cheers
ps - e17 is doing very fine and it's not to hard to get installed. I've a wee set of HowTo's over to debe17, I even have a set of deb's that one can install e17 on etch. Here is a shot of e17 on etch & Xfe.

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#10 Post by stoffepojken »

If you already have Gnome installed I think that Nautilus will work fine in Fluxbox too, not so lightweight though. Be sure to run it with the flag --no-desktop or it will take over the entire desktop.

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#11 Post by souneedalink »

Issyer wrote: It's great that it is multi tabs/windows one (all in one) that allows to work with files opened in multiple directories at the same time, when Linux offers only lightweight two pane norton commander-like crap.
Do you even use linux?

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#12 Post by Issyer »

souneedalink wrote:Do you even use linux?
No, I don't know how. I am such a n00b. I hope you, guys, will teach me. Where is that button with Internet Explorer? When I click on the little square in the lower left corner, it should pop up at the top but doesn't.
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apt-get install xfe
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#14 Post by souneedalink »

xfe is awesome and under active development, I suggest running the latest version if possible

You can also 'slim' down both konqueror and nautilus to be a bit lighter.

pcmanfm is good too and has the ability to draw the desktop and set the background for the desktop

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#15 Post by souneedalink »

Issyer wrote: I hope you, guys, will teach me.
lesson 1 - there are plenty of nice file managers....some with tabs, trees, customizable side panes, etc.... :shock:

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#16 Post by Bro.Tiag »

souneedalink wrote:xfe is awesome and under active development, I suggest running the latest version if possible
Xfe-1.04, the latest, is on offer in Sid.

Cheers

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#18 Post by Issyer »

souneedalink wrote:
Issyer wrote: I hope you, guys, will teach me.
lesson 1 - there are plenty of nice file managers....some with tabs, trees, customizable side panes, etc.... :shock:
Crap!!!. I need a multi-windows one, not that ancient shit from 80th.
Like Ac Browser, only nicer.

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#19 Post by stoffepojken »

Issyer wrote:
souneedalink wrote:
Issyer wrote: I hope you, guys, will teach me.
lesson 1 - there are plenty of nice file managers....some with tabs, trees, customizable side panes, etc.... :shock:
Crap!!!. I need a multi-windows one, not that ancient shit from 80th.
Like Ac Browser, only nicer.
I am happy with my browser. No 80:s here. What do you mean?

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#20 Post by Issyer »

stoffepojken wrote:I am happy with my browser. No 80:s here. What do you mean?
Like this:
http://www.konradp.com/products/acbplus ... /step1.htm

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