command line file managers (simple)
wa6ivgtf at fastmail.fm
Sun Jun 28 22:21:27 EDT 2015
I hadn't yet worked with ranger enough to form a conclusion.
Would muchly appreciate your configuration file. Hadn't yet found the trick
for making it single pane.
Also hadn't run into that lynx mean trick, but that could ruin a day.
On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 01:46:17AM -0700, Tony Baechler wrote:
> I can send you my Ranger preferences if that helps. It's definitely
> packaged in Debian and Ubuntu. Once it's set to single column, it works
> great. You can use the keypad 8 to read the file currently highlighted.
> Singole column mode was specifically designed for the blind if I read the
> docs correctly. I would be very interested in knowing what problems you're
> having and why you don't like it. I don't like using Lynx the cat because
> it's really not designed for that purpose. A web browser should be for
> browsing the web, not managing files. The more serious issue is it tries to
> download files which should not be downloaded. Specifically, if I have a
> file called batsupport.com, it assumes it's a binary file even though it's
> actually plain text, but I have no way to view it or pipe it to less.
> Trying to open it prompts me to download it. Since it's already on the
> local system, I don't want to download it, I want to open it. That's just
> my opinion and if Lynx the cat works for you, that's great too. The nice
> thing about Linux is there are lots of choices.
> On 6/27/2015 7:41 PM, Tom Fowle wrote:
> > Tony, Jude and all;
> > Lynx startfile is set and it does as advertised, helps a bit.
> > Will try ranger again, had tried it from source and didn't work, havn't got
> > used to always checking progs to assure they are or aren't packaged for
> > Debian, will try ranger again.
> > Yes did search as suggested. most of them are "VI" like and double pane.
> > Keeping on keeping on,
> > thanks all
> > Tom
> > On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 08:17:21AM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> >> Tom will need to set his startpage variable in lynx.cfg for that to
> >> work correctly.
> >> On Fri, 26 Jun 2015, Hart Larry wrote:
> >>> Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2015 01:14:32
> >>> From: Hart Larry <chime at hubert-humphrey.com>
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> >>> Subject: Re: command line file managers (simple)
> >>> Well, Tom, when I tried "mc" I seem to remember it tracked 1line
> >>> off from where I was, also items weren't numbered. So, you can
> >>> type
> >>> lynx .
> >>> you will first see directories, followed by files, which you can
> >>> mash enter on, however, if they are media, you would ajust your
> >>> mime type options. Hope that works better for you
> >>> Hart
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