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aragon

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2010, 19:08    Post_subject:  MC Midnight Commander
Sub_title: Advanced CLI-Filemanager
 

Home: http://www.midnight-commander.org/
Version: 4.8.0
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GNU Midnight Commander is a visual file manager, licensed under GNU General Public License and therefore qualifies as Free Software. It's a feature rich full-screen text mode application that allows you to copy, move and delete files and whole directory trees, search for files and run commands in the subshell. Internal viewer and editor are included.


Compiled and tested in Puppy 4.31.

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abushcrafter


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2010, 20:19    Post_subject:  

Thanks muchly.
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davids45


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2010, 23:00    Post_subject: Saving/exporting a tree?  

G'day,

Can this file manager save a directory tree as a text file? And even better would be saving some file-size data as well.

I occasionally like to make a record of what's on a disk (files, sizes, dates) and load this into a spreadsheet.

Or is there another Puppy program that will do this easily?

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010, 00:45    Post_subject: Re: Saving/exporting a tree?  

davids45 wrote:
G'day,

Can this file manager save a directory tree as a text file? And even better would be saving some file-size data as well.

I occasionally like to make a record of what's on a disk (files, sizes, dates) and load this into a spreadsheet.

That sounds like something I've done.

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...is there another Puppy program that will do this easily? ...

Here is a program called "Tree" which I think might do what you want.
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010, 01:01    Post_subject:  

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aragon

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010, 05:15    Post_subject:  

what i've forgot to mention is it's ability to 'install' pets (thanks to MikeB). as it opens pet-files in a virtual filesystem, you could simple browse the package and copy the included dirs to /.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb 2010, 05:19    Post_subject:  

uploaded new version. see main post.

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DMcCunney

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Feb 2010, 12:24    Post_subject: Re: Saving/exporting a tree?  

davids45 wrote:
G'day,

Can this file manager save a directory tree as a text file? And even better would be saving some file-size data as well.

I occasionally like to make a record of what's on a disk (files, sizes, dates) and load this into a spreadsheet.

Or is there another Puppy program that will do this easily?

If you want a visual directory tree, the Tree program Flash suggested is a good start.

If you want file size data, a command line will do it:
Code:

ls -lR / > filelist.txt &


This does a recursive directory list and redirects the output to the specified file. The trailing & tells the shell to run it as a background process. You can substitute whatever directory you want to be the starting point for / above, and provide a full path to the file listing to specify where it is created.
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aragon

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PostPosted: Wed 12 May 2010, 03:23    Post_subject:  

uploaded new version. see main post.

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PostPosted: Sat 15 May 2010, 20:10    Post_subject:  

Thank you. Works great in Lupu 5. My older .pet files were not working for it. Gotta have my mc.
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jul 2010, 17:00    Post_subject: Newer versions  

I had compiled MC-4.7.2 a while back but never uploaded it and was going to today... and then noticed that 4.7.3 was released 2 weeks ago, so I compiled that one as well.

Instead of creating a new thread... i'll just upload the newer versions here.

These were compiled in puppy v5 with a kernel of 2.6.33.2

MC 4.7.2
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Van78

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Aug 2010, 06:17    Post_subject:  

hi I downloaded the latter file and it 'installed' under category 'none' . I am running Lupus 5.10 and am an ab. beginner....

I tried to find mc-commander with pfind but ....no chance...
How do I run it?
How do I get a link under my category filesystem and how do I get it on the desktop?

besides, as you may have guessed I am a Windows user but I started when we used NortonCommander V1..... now I am a TC fan but think it is good when I stick to sth like it under Puppy too.

thanks
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paulhomebus


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Aug 2010, 06:44    Post_subject:  

To run midnight commander, as it doesn't have any mc.desktop file in /usr/share/applications....

You just type mc (lowercase) in console/terminal

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Van78

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Aug 2010, 06:51    Post_subject:  

Hi Paul

ok, could run it that way. Anyway, since I am a beginner that is no great benefit for me since I like to use a filemanager often. Any alteratives?

Would be great. Thanks
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paulhomebus


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Aug 2010, 15:39    Post_subject:  

Yep, here is a little code for a mc.desktop file, copy code into geany, save it to /usr/share/applications/mc.desktop

Code:
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Name=Midnight Commander
GenericName=MC
Comment=Awesome filemanager
Exec=mc /
TryExec=mc /
Icon=/usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/mc.png
Terminal=true
Categories=Utility;
StartupNotify=true


just change the Categories field if you want it in a different place on the menu.

Hope this helps.
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