Re: [dev] ideas on suckless file manager

From: Dieter Plaetinck <>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 16:56:51 +0200

On Tue, 7 Jun 2011 10:53:03 -0400
Le Tian <> wrote:

> Continuing these threads about suckless "anything"
> I've been looking quite a long time for fast and lightweight file
> manager for dwm. There are occasions, when u need to see or show some
> lovely icons. MC and derivatives are the last resort here. I liked
> pcmanfm, but it just lacks functionality. Rox-filer is nice, but then
> again I needed something else. Recently I've installed Xfe, and it
> looks like I'm pretty happy with it.
> Xfe has decent configuration options and decent look. So I wonder, is
> there any chance that we shall see a suckless file manager in the
> future? Does anybody plan or think about developing it?
> (Just a thought)

ranger is quite okay.

though it's limited by the typical shell/terminal limitations we've
talked about earlier (i.e. previewing images is done with an
external tool, which uses inefficient conversion to vague
escape-character-based terminal sequences)

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