file managers

Lee_Maschmeyer at Lee_Maschmeyer at
Tue Jul 26 18:50:07 UTC 2005

Yes, Lynx is a web browser, but if you open it to the current
directory it lists all your files and you can issue commands against
them. I have mine set up so if I don't give a web site it displays the
current directory. In /etc/lynx-site.cfg I have:

STARTFILE:. # Start in current directory

As I reread my earlier response it strikes me as a bit harsh. I did
not mean it to be; I just wanted to have some idea of what a "file
manager" does. As I said, I've got a limited imagination. About the
only thing such programs as Lynx and Emacs don't provide is a recycle
bin, and someone earlier this year suggested an alias for rm that
should do the trick. Don't remember exactly what it was but shouldn't
be too hard to create.

On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 07:15:52PM +0100, Chris Norman wrote:
> Isn't LynX a web browser?
> Cheers,
> Chris Norman.
> <!-- chris.norman4 at -->
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <Lee_Maschmeyer at>
> To: "Linux for blind general discussion" <blinux-list at>
> Sent: Monday, July 25, 2005 6:02 PM
> Subject: Re: file managers
> >On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 07:26:35PM -0700, Tyler Spivey wrote:
> >>Before I go out on a limb and write my own file manager, what file
> >>managers do you all use/recommend?
> >
> >Duh... What do you want it to do?
> >
> >For a point and shoot interface to deleting files I use either emacs
> >or lynx. Not being familiar with Talking Directory, and presumably
> >having a limited imagination, I for one might find a list of
> >requirements enlightening...
> >


Lee Maschmeyer
<lee_Maschmeyer at>

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to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than
what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."
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