command line file managers (simple)
Willem van der Walt
wvdwalt at csir.co.za
Mon Jun 29 02:23:35 EDT 2015
For what its worth, here is one I wrote called pickafile.
It is part of the package kies that I wrote.
Copy pickafile, getterm and catchkey into the execution path, e.g.
/usr/local/bin and copy pickafile.1 to a directory in your manpath, e.g.
Two keys not yet documented is v for view based on
mime tipe and m for move or rename.
m is used a first time to identify what needs to be moved and a second
time once the place where it needs to be moved to, is reached. Name can
also be changed which is the rename of a file.
On Sun, 28 Jun 2015, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> Another file manager vsweep if available may be helpful.
> On Sun, 28 Jun
> 2015, Tom Fowle wrote:
>> Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:15:33
>> From: Tom Fowle <wa6ivgtf at fastmail.fm>
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>> Subject: Re: command line file managers (simple)
>> Hi Janina,
>> Good to knnow someone with your experience is also still looking.
>> I often just use
>> rm -i *.*
>> for file-by-file keep or delete.
>> Seems to me should be possible to build something in a shell script that
>> would do much of what we need.
>> I'll mess with that.
>> On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 06:40:56PM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
>>> Hi, Tom:
>>> I regret I don't have a good anwer for you. In fact, I have the same
>>> need and have never satisfied it.
>>> I never used "New Sweep." My nostaliga is for the "select copy," "select
>>> delete," and "select move" commands built into the old 4DOS shell. Those
>>> were the days.
>>> Probably the best console level solution is via Emacspeak, which I don't
>>> use enough to make that my solution.
>>> I do sometimes use lynx on a directory. It doesn't do everything I used
>>> to do in 4DOS, but it does let me look at the directory listing, one at
>>> a time, and decide to keep or delete.
>>> Tom Fowle writes:
>>> > O.K. folks, laughter is encouraged, but---
>>> > Is there a truly simple command line file manager? that works well with
>>> > speakup?
>>> > Tried MC and suppose I could learn it but it still does too much.
>>> > Now for the laughs?
>>> > Does anybody remember the old dos program
>>> > "new sweep?"
>>> > Tried to install edbrowse and no luck on debian Wheezie
>>> > Thanks
>>> > tom
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