file managers

Chris Norman chris.norman4 at
Thu Jul 28 17:46:50 UTC 2005

How do you issue the commands against the files?

I mean, is it "d" to delete or "CTRL+X" to move like in windows?

I'm interested, I haven't actually installed Linux yet, but my mum says I 
had a hardware synthesizer come with my HAL (for windows), so I should be on 
the road, but in the interim, I'm gathering all the information I can.


Chris Norman.

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From: <Lee_Maschmeyer at>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: file managers

> 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.
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>> ----- 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...
>> >
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