Saturday, July 23, 2011

In praise of Far Manager

I personally hate Windows Explorer - it's very unsafe (you can't disable the drag and drop, which is a major source of trouble) and buggish. It lacks even the fundamental feature of displaying 2 directories side by side.

The almost first thing I do when I have a new computer is to install Far Manager

with its WinSCP plugin.
For those who have used Norton Commander in the old DOS days, it's basically the same.

The WinSCP plugin lets you seamlessly connect to a remote system through SSH and operate as it was a local filesystem - it even acts as a terminal.

Some love Total Commander, my experience still favours Far Manager.

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