In the first part we have seen three file managers in Linux Fedora (See Here: http://www.esds.co.in/kb/file-managers-to-try-in-linux-fedora-part-1/). Now, in this part we will see remaining five other options to try.
Here, we will be listing the file managers available in Linux Fedora for simple management of file and folders. In the first part of the post, we have explored three powerful applications such as Dolphin (Default File Manager on Fedora), Midnight Commander and Krusader. Now let’s look at other file managers available for Fedora, some of which reproduce a graphical interface for easy to use.
Konqueror is another powerful file manager for Fedora. One of its main features is that it can also be used as a web browser. Just enter the URL you want to appear in the address bar.
The main difference compared to previous is that the Konqueror file manager provides the ability to open multiple tabs, each of which can contain multiple directories. For example, a window below has been divided into three panels, one on the left and two on the right.
To the left of the pane is a sidebar for easy navigation of the entire file system. The simple and intuitive interface not only facilitates navigation and reorganization of directories, but also makes it easier to find the files for editing and deleting.
Navigation can be done using the traditional keyboard commands, but also with the use of a mouse. Konqueror is also making possible to activate the detailed view of showing the file name, the preview, the last modified date, size, owner and permissions.
Top of the page there is the main menu from which you can access the application configurations. This file manager allows you to set the interface to suit your needs and save it so that it is re-equaled to all restarts.
Nautilus file manager works on a single pane directory. In addition to central management, it has a sidebar for navigation of the file system. Due to its ease of use, it is especially recommended for beginners.
Nautilus is generally in systems with GNOME, but it can also be installed and used with KDE. Unlike the previous file manager, it does not support multiple sheets, but the navigation can be done either by using the keyboard command or with the mouse.
Thunar is a file manger very similar to the Nautilius, both in regards to the graphics and functionality. That’s the reason why there is no need to dwell on this file manager.
PCManFM is intended to replace the file manager Nautilus and Thunar. All three share the same interface, very simple and more or less the same functionality. Due this reason we are not going to dwell on this manager as well.
XFE is one of the most flexible file managers and has an interface very similar to the previous three. It can be configured to display one or two panes and the side navigation bar as an optional.
XFE performs all operations such as drag and drop, but requires a bit of steps to associate files to specific applications such as LibreOffice.
We have seen 8 file managers, all free and licensed under the open source. You can download them directly from the repositories of Fedora or CentOS.
Besides these file managers replicated by opensource.com, there are certainly others. The choice of the program for file management should depend on your needs and therefore not possible to state which file manager is better than another. If you are using file manager that isn’t mentioned here, share it with us in the comment box below.
Management of the files and folders in Linux is easy and simple 🙂 and for that we have multiple options to select, i.e. to say file manager. Let’s find out applications that you can install on Fedora to manage the task.
One of the operations that are performed frequently by both system administrator and end users on any operating systems is files and folders management. During daily work each user has to carry out operations like identification, classification, elimination and modification of files and folders. For this reason it is always good to rely on simple and streamlined file manager in order to manage files in the most easy and quick way as possible.
Most Linux users are not aware of the wide range of file manager available, and even don’t know the full functionality they offer. For an example, we will take a reference of Fedora – several file managers are available for this OS such as Midnight Commander, Konqueror, Dolphin, Krusader, Nautilus, Thunar, PCManFM and XFE.
Opensource.com has published an article that briefly examines each file manager and compares some of the key features. Here is the review of Opensource.com.
Like most of Linux distributions Fedora also has a default file manager that is currently Dolphin. On the Linux desktop an icon is usually present that represents the home directory tree. Just click on that icon to access the file manager, which is thus started from the position PWD (present working directory). In versions of Fedora using KDE 4.1 or higher, the home icon is located in the Desktop Folder along with Trash Icon.
In KDE the default file manager can be changed in System Settings / Default Application / File Manager.
Midnight Commander is a command line interface – CLI. It is particularly useful when a GUI is not available, but may possibly be used also as a file manager in primary terminal session if you are using a graphical interface. It can be used with any common shell and remote terminals through SSH.
To start Midnight Commander from the CLI, you just need to enter command MC. The user interface is divided into two panels and each shows the contents of a directory. At the top of each pane displays the name of the current directory. Navigation can be done with the arrow keys, Tab and Enter.
The top of the interface displays a menu bar from which you can access the configuration settings of the file manager. The bottom provides information about the file or directory highlighted.
Krusader is a file manager with Linux UI similarities to the previous application. The difference consists in the fact that it is two panels, but non-text graphics. This means that in addition to allowing the keyboard navigation, it also allows the navigation with a mouse or trackball.
Therefore, it has an interface with two panels, each containing two different directories. The detailed view displays over the file icon and the name, the size, date last modified the owner and permissions. Top of the page there is a menu that contains all the configuration items. In the lower part of the page a command line is present.
Krusader automatically saves the positions at the end in order to propose them to restart.
In the second part we will see some more file managers to try. Stay tuned…