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A File Manager in DarwinPorts?


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I have installed DarwinPorts and a number of my favorite old Linux apps onto my Mac. I haven't scanned the 3300+ programs in the DarwinPorts set, but I have yet to find a GUI file manager except for Nautilus. I did download and install it, but it seems crippled - it won't launch applications and it won't allow applications to be associated with file types. Being able to launch documents is a key need of a file manager, and hence the desire to find another one. I have checked for all the file managers I am aware of, but none of them except Nautilus seem to be in DarwinPorts. Does anyone know of any other ones? Thanks!

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Looks like ports has xffm which is the filemmanager for XFCE. I have used it before but I prefer ROX-Filer for a Lightweight File Manager. Not sure if it will compile on OS X though.
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Thanks, I just found that one tonight, but I haven't tried it yet (xffm). From looking at the dependencies, it looks like you would have to build half of xfce just to try it out! You are right, I love Rox, but it isn't in DarwinPorts (is in Fink though). On my Linux machines, I run the combination of XFCE 4.2.2 and Rox Desktop. Lightweight, fast and powerful. Its a heck of a combination.

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