What is the best alternative to Midnight Commander?
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Ranger allows the use of various scripts for calling on individual or multiple files, for file previews, or for other operations. In commands.py the "my_edit"-function can be extended to do whatever in python can be done. Target files can be the file under the cursor (self.fm.thisfile.path), the files marked/selected in the current tab (self.fm.thistab.get_selection() ) and the files in the copy-buffer (add/remove: ya, yr) (respectively the delete-buffer: add/remove da/dr) (both: self.fm.copy_buffer). The most appropriate list of files can be found out automatically, like so: if self.fm.copy_buffer: for file in self.fm.copy_buffer: ... elif self.fm.thistab.get_selection(): for file in self.fm.thistab.get_selection(): ... else: file = self.fm.thisfile.path ... See More
May be difficult to get past the fact that it asked for commands dd and cc and the likes to cut and or paste. Arch-Linux normally prides itself on not over-complicating things. Too bad ... a great idea with the 3 Smart Columns, but why would anyone prefer to need to learn 30 commands in order to cut and paste or copy a file or folder, or to see/change permissions. See More
Rename files, move to other directories and extracting archives are of course a given...BUT THERE'S MORE! Convert media formats, make symlinks, CHMOD, change graphic formats, integrated GPG, filename UPPER/lowercase adjustments and more with just one button click! See More
Despite having a large enough monitor, if you keep the size of the browser window small, the "Type" column (in "Details" view mode) insists on including the complete multipart MIME string, making the column so wide that trying to limit its width makes the column useless. Sorting by "Type" renders the list into an incomprehensible mess. See More
Dolphin is without a doubt the best fully functional and easy to use and multitask with. Dolphin also has a refresh button which no other File manager has. It's great for tracking a large files transfer; that's what file managers are for - good common sense. See More
Developers set a constraint in Dolphin that deny Dolphin to run with root permissions. Hence, if you want to perform an action that require root permissions, such as rename a file in /etc/ folder, you are forced to use terminal or switch to another file manager. See More
Path Finder can be configured to automatically open and edit word documents, text, and image files. It also has an integrated terminal, hex editor, can archive type files, and can handle file network protocols, such as ftp and afp. See More