5 Top Console Linux File Managers
It is unquestionably the case that only a small percentage of
Linux users would be truly satisfied not having access to a graphical
user interface. The graphical desktop environment has become so
ingrained in almost everyone's computer activities. Nevertheless, even
in 2012 there are many reasons why console based applications have an
important part to play.
Console based applications abound in almost every category of
software. Obviously, these applications do not depend on X Windows, and
can therefore be used where a system does not have a desktop
environment, such as a server. Console based tools are typically fast
operation, and consume less resources which is helpful for older or
slower computers. Additionally, they can be extremely powerful and
flexible, and are ideal for scripting purposes.
So what does the command-line offer users. There is a wide
range of console based software which provide the same or similar
functionality to their graphical equivalents. In the field of
administration, Linux is blessed with a good range of graphical file
managers. However, some users are in their comfort zone managing files
from the shell, finding it the fastest way to navigate the file system
and perform file operations. This is in part because console based file
managers are more keyboard friendly, enabling users to perform file
operations without using a mouse, and make it quicker to navigate the
filesystem and issue commands in the console at the same time.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 5 high quality console based
free file managers. Hopefully, there will be something of
interest for anyone who wishes to revel in the power of the
Now, let's explore the 5 file managers at hand. For each title
we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an
in-depth analysis of its features, screenshot, together with links to
relevant resources and reviews.
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Last Updated Saturday, October 06 2012 @ 10:18 AM EDT