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Re: [LUG] GNOME file managers


On Fri, 23 Jul 2010, Gibbs wrote:

On 23/07/10 10:18, Gordon Henderson wrote:
On Thu, 22 Jul 2010, Gibbs wrote:

I'm using Ubuntu at work and was wondering if anyone can recommend any decent file managers for GNOME. I really like Nautilus but not being able to read or change permissions in FTP (and constant niggles with timeouts etc - all of which are already reported) can be annoying to say the least. I work with websites 90% of the time so FTP is crucial and although I have FTP clients installed I really want to find something integrated in a file manager.

There's also this new-fangled thing called the "command line". You run it in a terminal and rather than point,click,drag and drop, you type commands into it. They're short commands so you don't need to do much in the way of typing - such as 'ls' to list your files, 'ftp' to access the file transfer program, 'mv' to move or rename a file, and so on...



What is this new invention you speak of...

For multiple files I would generally use the terminal but as I have about 50 websites bookmarked it's quicker for me to be able to get connected with one click, especially as I'm really unorganised when it comes to remembering usernames and passwords.

You need ssh & rsync to the host then. Then you can use a local version control system, checkout a release, test it locally and rsync it to the host(s).

I'm trying to get one my my webby clients to do this, but it's all alien to them coming from a windoze/Mac environment )-:

ncftp can remember site passwords though - I've been using that for a while as a command-line FTP proggie.


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