OT: Any suggestions for good gtk-based file managers?

Ken Moffat kmoffat at drizzle.com
Mon May 31 14:58:41 CEST 2004

Marv Boyes wrote:

> Hello, everyone. I realize that this only tangentially related to 
> Xfce, but I've come to trust the judgement of the "regulars" who post 
> here.
> The more I use gtk-based applications, the more I favor them over 
> their Qt/KDE counterparts. They just run better, work better, and move 
> faster in Xfce. My one KDE holdout is Konqueror (in file manager 
> mode)-- I haven't found another file manager with the features I need. 
> My problem is that Konq's begun doing some weird things; segfaulting a 
> lot, and spewing a boatload of error and warning messages into 
> whatever consoles I may happen to have open. I'd like to find a gtk 
> work-alike, if such a thing exists.
> Nautilus isn't an option for me at this time: it has a bad habit of 
> trashing my desktop; while I've read posts related to that very 
> problem in this list, I'm just not savvy enough a user to fix it. xffm 
> is nice when I need to do something in a hurry, but it just doesn't 
> have all the features I need (which is hardly Olivier's fault :) ). If 
> anyone's aware of a gtk-based file manager that's relatively 
> feature-rich, Xfce-friendly, and works a lot like Konqueror (but 
> better), I'd be delighted to learn of it.
> Thanks very much in advance.
> Marv
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If you want a quick gtk2 midnight commander type file manager have a 
look at "emelfm2". It' s not kong-like, but it's quick and gtk2 based. 
(I had to compile it, but you probably can find packages.)


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