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@olivia I mainly use nnn but when I *have* to use a graphical manager I use caja and it seems ... fine.

@uoou I've been using ranger sometimes, but for moving things around I'm not very efficient with it (at all).

@olivia tui file management takes some getting used to but I find that I'm quicker with it now (after.. a year or two).

@uoou it's a lot quicker to find and open things, i think. but for me it gets complicated when moving and copying a bunch of files around.

@olivia for copying/moving stuff around, tabs are key.

Like open a tab at source and destination and then paste away.

@uoou oh you mean in ranger? or nnn? I've seen ranger has this feature but never used it.

@olivia I did a kinda overview video about nnn a bit ago over on hexdsl's channel.


I'm not really recommending nnn though - in reality it does less than ranger and, as I say, only one column.

Just if you're curious, like!

@uoou someone suggested pcmanfm. might check that one out 🧐

@olivia I think I used that one very very briefly. My vague memory was that it was a bit *too* spartan for a GUI file manager.

@uoou from someome that uses nnn that must mean something... 🤔

@uoou also: you think nnn is better than ranger? can you make it have at least two columns? are keybindings less vim-maniacal?

@olivia No. I switched from ranger to nnn because it always bugged me (for no practical reason whatsoever) that ranger runs the whole of python to do simple stuff. nnn is just a tiny little c binary.

Plus I never found more than one column useful and, no, nnn can only have the one.

@uoou well in that case I'll stick with ranger 😋 and continue on trying to master the evil keybindings.

@olivia honestly I think all file managers are at least a bit shit and caja's just the one that irritates me least. It's got a clean interface and doesn't do anything that annoys me.

It's sole use for me is for dragging images into Discord so my opinion here is probably not worth a lot...

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