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Windows console applications. File managers

Operating systems : Windows

FAR Manager : DOS Navigator : File Commander

The concept and requirements to file manager had formed itself back in the DOS epoch. With the spread of operating systems with graphical user interface, other applications facilitating files handling emerged. But for many tasks and for many users orthodox file managers remain the most convenient option.

There are file managers with graphical user interface here for a long time already, however console file managers still hold on not only their proper niche, but as well a part of the space belonging in theory to file managers with a GUI. Nowadays file managers can, all in all, the same and in general the same way, but text-based file managers are more responsive to user actions. Also, even if it is not topical enough now, console file managers require less system resources, than GUI file managers of comparable functionality.

FAR Manager - / home page /

Console file manager for Windows.

Among the built-in functions: FTP, Windows network, extensible archive files support, print manager, text editor. Other plugins are available: SFTP/SCP, image viewer, hex editor, syntax highlighting and auto-completion for text editor, some others.

FAR Manager 2.0:

Console file manager

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FAR Manager 2.0:

FTP, downloading files

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FAR Manager 2.0:

A submenu

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FAR Manager 2.0:

System settings

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FAR Manager 2.0:

Text editor

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FAR Manager 2.0:

MPlayer, playing .mp3

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DOS Navigator - / open source project /

Console file manager for Windows. A variation of the DOS file manager. There is also a version for OS/2.

Archive files support, text editor with syntax highlighting, disk editor, spreadsheet, calculator, calendar, etc. Built-in FTP client is a feature of another program based on DOS Navigator code - Necromancer's Dos Navigator (NDN).

DOS Navigator 2.14:

Console file manager

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DOS Navigator 2.14:

Before copying a file

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DOS Navigator 2.14:

A submenu

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DOS Navigator 2.14:

System settings

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DOS Navigator 2.14:

Text editor

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DOS Navigator 2.14:

Uuencoding a .mp3 file

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File Commander - / home page /

Console file manager for Windows. There are versions for OS/2, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris and other *nix systems.

Archive files support, text-editor.

File Commander 2.40:

Console file manager

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File Commander 2.40:

Before copying a file

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File Commander 2.40:

A submenu

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File Commander 2.40:

System settings

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File Commander 2.40:

Text editor

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File Commander 2.40:

A file info

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Besides FAR Manager, DOS Navigator and File Commander console file managers with orthodox interface, there is also a quite different ZTreeWin. And DOS file managers may be used under Windows as well - with all their limitations in functionality, having their roots in DOS nature.


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JavaScript form submit

 

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CSS for a range of elements

 

Styling a range of elements. Here from the 1st to the 3rd one - changing background color. Example:         HTML / XHTML. Code: <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> CSS. Code: div:nth-of-type(-n+3) {background: #f66;} /* Extra CSS, just styling the look: */ div {width: 100%; margin-top: 5px; background: #066;} Note: nth-child may also be used instead.