Mint file managers

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Mint file managers

Post by Turgid » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:13 pm

What's the difference between Nemo in the task bar and Archive Manager in Programs?
Some were saying Rox was way different.
I presume I could install a bunch of different file search engines in Mint, but they would be doing the same job?
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Re: Mint file managers

Post by Pjotr » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:43 pm

If it's another file search application that you want, I can recommend Catfish:

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sudo apt-get install catfish
Stand-alone, simple, easy, and blazing fast. :)

Don't install a complete other file manager when you're dissatisfied with the file search feature of your default file manager....
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Re: Mint file managers

Post by Turgid » Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:54 pm

:) I'm not dissatisfied with anything in Mint right now.
I was wandering around inside Mint and this question popped up, although I think it applies to any distro.
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Re: Mint file managers

Post by karlchen » Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:39 pm

Hello, Turgid.
Turgid wrote:What's the difference between Nemo in the task bar and Archive Manager in Programs?
Nemo is the default file-manager that comes with any supported Linux Mint Cinnamon edition. So Nemo is part of Cinnamon.
The Archive Manager is a GUI for working with various archive file formats, like *.zip, *.7z, *.rar.
The Archive Manager comes with any supported Linux Mint edition, no matter whether it has got the Cinnamon dsktop, the Mate desktop, the xfce desktop or the KDE desktop. There will always be an Archive Manager.

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Re: Mint file managers

Post by Cosmo. » Sun Jan 03, 2016 3:23 pm

Regarding searching: You can of course use Nemo for that. But if you need more speed or ore more options I recommend gnome-search-tool.

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Re: Mint file managers

Post by Turgid » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:19 pm

Boy did I ever find a powerful search engine!
It's called "grep -r" and you type it into a terminal along with the stuff you're trying to find.
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Re: Mint file managers

Post by Superannuated » Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:31 pm

Pjotr wrote:If it's another file search application that you want, I can recommend Catfish:
Thanks for heads up on Catfish, Pjotr. I installed it and it works great! It even searches my old and new Windows partitions.

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