It is currently Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:03 pm



Welcome
Welcome to antiX-forum.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free, so please, join our community today!


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

Which file manager do you use (mainly) and why?
rox-filer 27%  27%  [ 4 ]
SpaceFM 33%  33%  [ 5 ]
pcmanfm 20%  20%  [ 3 ]
mc (midnight commander) 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
other (please state) 13%  13%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 15
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: File-manager
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:32 pm
Posts: 755
I use rox, because I have finally almost figured out how it works, and the drag/drop into roxterm is nice.
And I try to use mc a little, especially to move stuff between machines.

I do not really want to learn spacefm, but it seems to be very capable, I just do not like it, so I try to avoid it...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: File-manager
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:44 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:49 pm
Posts: 2125
as an old-time fluxbox user, I've used rox for years and I really dig it, despite some still annoying (to me) non-standard key combinations when deleting files. That said, I've really been digging spacefm lately, especially the keyboard-friendiness of it. But the default layout settings bug me, so I've spent sometime customizing it to match my own shortcomings. Plus there is dropbox plugin that lets you get the public url without dropping to the commandline or going to the webiste, which is nice.

_________________
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
eeepc 904ha antix 15 32 bit (streaming media player)
sony laptop amd 900mhz duran 512mb ram, antix 13 32-bit
lenovo s21e - 2gb ram, celeron - antiX-16 64 bit


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: File-manager
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:53 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:43 pm
Posts: 648
Location: Lafayette, LA, USA
SpaceFM is used quite alot. I can get it to do the things I want easier than the confusion I get from rox. Maybe I just found SpaceFM more intuitive to use

_________________
Phear the Penguin.
I am not CrAzY. And I have a paper from the doctors to prove it!
MSI S6000 i5-460M 4 Gb ram

A great mind is something to get terribly wasted.
LRU# 563815


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: File-manager
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:00 pm
Posts: 347
I haven't tried anything in antiX other than Rox. It's easy and intuitive (once I figured out the basic methods), and does what I need. Easily started with root privilege, too, from terminal as su -- necessary for file transfers to/from USB key or making changes in the system folders.

_________________
antiX 13.2:
Gateway Solo 2500, PII Mobile 300 MHz, 288 MiB RAM, 128 MiB NeoMagic, 16 GB "redneck SSD"
Ahtlon XP 2000+ 1.6 GHz, 1 GiB RAM, AGP nVidia Fx5200, 40 GB HD


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: File-manager
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:21 pm
Posts: 1
SpaceFM is okay in its class and (no need to say) mc works very well, too. But I prefer a two-pane graphic file manager that is fully custimizable and lightweight at the same time, so my choice is emelFM2. I always begin with installing that to a new distro -- from Ubuntu repository, but so far it worked well on a dozen or so Debian distros. On this 32bit machine it takes only 3 MBs of RAM to start it, less than half the memory the ROX Filer takes, even a bit smaller than the memory footprint of mc! (SpaceFM also takes 3 MBs to start but some parts of that are already started in daemon mode at system startup.) And you can rewrite any command or menu in emelFM, use any Linux command from the file manager and assign an icon to that, etc. What it does not do is to manage desktop icons and thumbnail file previews, but I were not a Fluxbox user it I liked or wanted these things...

Besides emelFM2, Worker is the other file manager that does all this, maybe that is even more flexible a bit, but frankly that looks really ugly while emelFM is nice in its minimalistic way.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: File-manager
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:28 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:46 pm
Posts: 716
Location: Surrey/Hants Border UK
Another plus point for emelfm is that it uses the same key combos as mc.

And if you like vi(m), there is vifm.

_________________
Linux (& BSD) since 1999.
(Now also ukuleles & harmonicas.)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: File-manager
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:45 pm
Posts: 127
Location: not where I belong
Double Commander, PCManFM, and SpaceFM. There's enough difference in each one that I find it hard to stick with just one. I rotate use of each one on a weekly basis.

_________________
DAH | Linux Format | Linux Journal | Linux User & Developer | Linux Voice


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: File-manager
PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:46 pm
Posts: 716
Location: Surrey/Hants Border UK
3 years later, & I still use midnight commander, but also a GUI based one. :)

_________________
Linux (& BSD) since 1999.
(Now also ukuleles & harmonicas.)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
suspicion-preferred