Linux port of FAR v2 (by elfmz)

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  • The Tilde Text Editor
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Jan 2023
    I would then mention far2l project that aims to bring Far Manager to -nix systems: https://github.com/elfmz/far2l. It is cross-platform and does have a great built-in editor and viewer
  • What file manager do you use?
    6 projects | reddit.com/r/linux | 17 Nov 2022
    Oh, I didn't check recently - could you share the link about political beliefs. From what I know there are quite many developers right know and it worked flawlessly at least on openSUSE Tumbleweed https://github.com/elfmz/far2l
  • Double Commander
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Aug 2022

    Marta is the greatest file manager for MacOS, by light years.

    Longer version:

    Before switching away from Windows, I was a long-time Far Manager [1] user. It is a great, great program far better than various graphical commanders. It had a set of killer features:

    1. Quick directories, press ctrl-1 and you are there

    2. No graphical cruft. All these tiny boxes and panels with buttons you see everywhere on the likes of Total commander, Double commander, etc, they are gone, none

    3. It is text mode. Hard to spoil a properly done text mode with bad fonts, tiny fonts, etc - especially if you can set them up yourself

    4. Folder operations. Open same folder in another panel, compare panels, selecting files, masks, regex, all done, all great

    5. Great archive support. Open archive from folder, copy from archive, all done all great

    6. Very, very capable build-in editor with code highlighting, and hex viewer/editor(!). I could edit savegames right from a file manager, imagine that?!

    I could go on, but nothing I have ever tried on GNU/Linux and MacOS came even close to it. I even tried to use ports of Far [2], but it is... well, far from smoothly supporting either platform.

    So I was really unhappy when using MacOS (there are few apps I hate as much as native Finder) until I've found Marta [3] recently. And Marta is truly great file manager for MacOS that even improves on Far in a lot of ways. Its author Yan Zhulanow is an extremely great developer who has put a lot of thought into the application, and it does everything that Far does (maybe sans a built-in editor), and it improves on it in many ways. Try it out.

    It is blazing fast, it is very well thought through from top to bottom, and it is probably one of the few perfect apps that leave you stunned after discovering it. It does have a relatively high learning curve to learn how to configure it and to learn all the hotkeys, but the result is very much worth it.

    [1]: https://www.farmanager.com/

    [2]: https://github.com/elfmz/far2l

    [3]: https://marta.sh

  • Neo-mc – a Midnight Commander fork with scripting and other features
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Feb 2021
    Although not a console app, Far2l [1] is a clone of Far Manager [2] and is just great both on Mac or Linux

    [1] https://github.com/elfmz/far2l

  • Scott Hanselman's 2021 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows
    14 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Dec 2020
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