Best File Managers To Use on Porteus

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Best File Managers To Use on Porteus

Post#1 by jimwg » 08 Oct 2014, 12:45

Greetings!

You guys' advice has always pulled through for me and though there are lots of opinions out there on what app is best, I value your takes on it here. Not exactly Midnight Commander, but I'm seeking a directory file manager which can display the directories of two different drives in parallel columns and sort by what files are different and allow you to copy such files into the opposite column. Which would you use with Porteus?

Thanks for any hints!

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Post#2 by Bogomips » 08 Oct 2014, 13:54

Emelfm exactly suits your requiremments. Been using it on DSL.

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emelfm2-0.8.0-i486-3sl.txz

Description
emelfm2 - GTK2+ File Manager
Distribution: Slackware 13.37
Repository: Slacky i486
Package name: emelfm2
Package version: 0.8.0
Package architecture: i486
Package type: txz
Installed size: 1,38 MB
Download size: 489,00 KB
Binary package: emelfm2-0.8.0-i486-3sl.txz
Source package: unknown
emelFM2 is a file manager that implements the popular two-pane design. It features a simple GTK2+ interface, a flexible filetyping scheme, and a built-in command line for executing commands without opening an xterm.
EDIT: Tried a quick download just now. There remain dependencies to chase up. :(

Or else ask usm

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 root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -s emelfm
Nothing was found in Slackware but i found this in slackbuilds.
NAME :  emelfm2 
CATEG: system
DESC : 
VERS : 0.8.1
 Would you like to attempt to build this from source? [y/n]
Linux porteus 4.4.0-porteus #3 SMP PREEMPT Sat Jan 23 07:01:55 UTC 2016 i686 AMD Sempron(tm) 140 Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2) MemTotal: 901760 kB MemFree: 66752 kB

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Post#3 by brokenman » 08 Oct 2014, 19:34

spacefm is a very customizeable and complete option.
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Post#4 by tome » 08 Oct 2014, 21:15

customized spacefm or double commander (archive plugins)

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Post#5 by Ed_P » 09 Oct 2014, 01:01

brokenman wrote:spacefm is a very customizeable and complete option.
But spaceFM is going to be dropped in the next release according to this:
brokenman - http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=123&t=3639&p=26137&hilit=spaceFM#p26137 wrote:Thanks. Since both spacefm and udevil have been abandoned the next version will probably move away from them.
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Post#6 by fanthom » 09 Oct 2014, 06:20

correct - i'm going to use pcmanfm-qt in LxQT desktop.
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Post#7 by Bogomips » 09 Oct 2014, 11:15

brokenman wrote:spacefm is a very customizeable and complete option.
Been using spaceFM in preference to Dolphin for the bookmarking, but don't find it that easy to use, as opposed to emelFM.
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Post#8 by brokenman » 09 Oct 2014, 13:45

But spaceFM is going to be dropped in the next release according to this:
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jimwg's question simply asked about useful file managers that could be used under porteus. Nothing to do with next release and default file manager.

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Post#9 by jimwg » 10 Nov 2014, 19:04

Thanks all! I'm checking out spacem.

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Post#10 by Iga007 » 12 Nov 2014, 23:06

Would anybody create xzm package from Double commander?
I've tried the usm -s double commander - nothing found...

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Post#11 by jimwg » 08 Feb 2015, 21:53

Greetings:

I can't tell how, but what dependencies do I have to look for to turn Gnome Commander into a module?

Thanks four any hint!

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Post#12 by francois » 09 Feb 2015, 01:04

@iga007:
So you are on lxde. What version of porteus do you have?
Are you on 32 or 64 bit architecture?

The gtk 32 bit version for gtk2 is here (from pkgs.org):
http://pkgs.org/debian-jessie/debian-ma ... /download/
The gtk 64 bit version for gtk2 is here(from pkgs.org) :
http://pkgs.org/debian-jessie/debian-ma ... /download/

This is a debian package. Right click on it, and use deb2xzm to transform it into a porteus module. It seems to work well under xfce. It should be good in lxde.

To start doublecmd file manager you have to use the /usr/lib/doublecmd/doublecmd command in terminal mode. You can create a .desktop file to start it from the lxde panel menu. See:
https://developer.gnome.org/integration ... es.html.en

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