file managers

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Software > File managers >

(on Wikipedia)
https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/spacefm
http://ignorantguru.github.io/spacefm/

The current god of file managers.

It's bloody amazing, and does so much "just right". I can tell that the author has his head on straight. It ought to be the default in every Linux distribution which uses GTK+.



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(on Wikipedia)
https://sourceforge.net/projects/pcmanfm/

https://blog.lxde.org/category/pcmanfm/

For some reason, this is still included by default in many distributions.

It's an awful, awful program. Its UI is such shit that I've still got habits to double-check where my cursor actually is before interacting. Fuck you, PCManFM. Fuck. You.

  • A component of LXDE.
  • (almost) Entirely obsoleted by SpaceFM.

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software > File managers, Web browsers >

(on Wikipedia)
https://kde.org/applications/internet/org.kde.konqueror [ 1 ] was http://www.konqueror.org

A web browser and file manager for KDE.

The KHTML rendering engine was made for it. Safari also uses that engine. It's nice, but .. could be better. Has insane and not-customizable accesskeys.

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Software > File managers >

http://rigaux.org/sfm.html [ 1 ] also http://prigaux.chez.com/sfm.html [ 2 ] was people.mandriva.com/%7Eprigaux/sfm.html [ 3 ] was www.chez.com/prigaux/sfm.html

This program is no longer maintained, but it's the only worthy (slim and sensible) X file manager I could find.

thunar might be a challenger, except that sfm lets me very quickly use an alternate app.

  • Note that there are a couple of file managers named "SFM" or "Simple File Manager".



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1. also http://prigaux.chez.com/sfm.html
2. was people.mandriva.com/%7Eprigaux/sfm.html
3. was www.chez.com/prigaux/sfm.html