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IFL GUI Midnight Commander

Postby TAC109 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:27 pm

I've had a look at the Midnight Commander in the IFL GUI package.

I can't see how I can use it to browse outside the Linux file system.
How would I look at the Windows NTFS partitions on the hard disk, or
on my USB external hard disk? Is this easy?

An alternative would be to include a reference to "tbosdt tbexplo.tbs"
in the icon launch bar at the top of the screen. I have used this in
the past in a terminal window, but it is not the easiest command to
memorise!

(The included "tbosdt tbexplo.tbs" is another file manager and
provides an easy way to navigate to the various partitions that may be
present and browse their contents.)
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Re: IFL GUI Midnight Commander

Postby TeraByte Support(TP) » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:22 pm

On 03/03/2012 05:27 PM, Tom Cole wrote:
> I've had a look at the Midnight Commander in the IFL GUI package.
>
> I can't see how I can use it to browse outside the Linux file system.
> How would I look at the Windows NTFS partitions on the hard disk, or
> on my USB external hard disk? Is this easy?
>
> An alternative would be to include a reference to "tbosdt
> tbexplo.tbs" in the icon launch bar at the top of the screen. I have
> used this in the past in a terminal window, but it is not the easiest
> command to memorise!
>
> (The included "tbosdt tbexplo.tbs" is another file manager and
> provides an easy way to navigate to the various partitions that may
> be present and browse their contents.)
>
>

You can do it with Midnight Commander by mounting a drive/partition (use
the "mnt" icon), or by mounting a network drive (use the "net1" icon).
These items get mounted in the /tbu directory as /tbu/mnt1, /tbu/mnt2,
etc. for drives and partitions, or as /tbu/net1, /tbu/net2, etc. for
network drives. Once mounted, you can access the contents by browsing to
the mount point using mc.

What you can't do with mc is access partitions that are not in the
MBR, i.e. partitions not included in a boot item when you are using
BIBM, and not limiting primaries. For that, you can use 'tbosdt tbexplo'
in a terminal.

I guess some might find tbexplo easier/better to use, depending on what
you're doing...


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Re: IFL GUI Midnight Commander

Postby TAC109 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:39 pm

On Sat, 3 Mar 2012 15:22:02 PST, "TeraByte Support(TP)"
wrote:

>On 03/03/2012 05:27 PM, Tom Cole wrote:
>> I've had a look at the Midnight Commander in the IFL GUI package.
>>
>> I can't see how I can use it to browse outside the Linux file system.
>> How would I look at the Windows NTFS partitions on the hard disk, or
>> on my USB external hard disk? Is this easy?
>>
>> An alternative would be to include a reference to "tbosdt
>> tbexplo.tbs" in the icon launch bar at the top of the screen. I have
>> used this in the past in a terminal window, but it is not the easiest
>> command to memorise!
>>
>> (The included "tbosdt tbexplo.tbs" is another file manager and
>> provides an easy way to navigate to the various partitions that may
>> be present and browse their contents.)
>>
>>
>
>You can do it with Midnight Commander by mounting a drive/partition (use
>the "mnt" icon), or by mounting a network drive (use the "net1" icon).
>These items get mounted in the /tbu directory as /tbu/mnt1, /tbu/mnt2,
>etc. for drives and partitions, or as /tbu/net1, /tbu/net2, etc. for
>network drives. Once mounted, you can access the contents by browsing to
>the mount point using mc.
>
>What you can't do with mc is access partitions that are not in the
>MBR, i.e. partitions not included in a boot item when you are using
>BIBM, and not limiting primaries. For that, you can use 'tbosdt tbexplo'
>in a terminal.
>
>I guess some might find tbexplo easier/better to use, depending on what
>you're doing...

Thanks Tom

Not being a Linux expert, I find "tbosdt tbexplo.tbs" much easier to
use for browsing log files, etc (apart from remembering and typing the
name).

Any chance of including "tbosdt tbexplo.tbs" in the icon launch bar
at the top of the screen, in the next version?

TIA
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Re: IFL GUI Midnight Commander

Postby TeraByte Support(TP) » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:01 am

On 03/03/2012 06:39 PM, Tom Cole wrote:
> On Sat, 3 Mar 2012 15:22:02 PST, "TeraByte Support(TP)"
>
> wrote:
>
>> On 03/03/2012 05:27 PM, Tom Cole wrote:
>>> I've had a look at the Midnight Commander in the IFL GUI
>>> package.
>>>
>>> I can't see how I can use it to browse outside the Linux file
>>> system. How would I look at the Windows NTFS partitions on the
>>> hard disk, or on my USB external hard disk? Is this easy?
>>>
>>> An alternative would be to include a reference to "tbosdt
>>> tbexplo.tbs" in the icon launch bar at the top of the screen. I
>>> have used this in the past in a terminal window, but it is not
>>> the easiest command to memorise!
>>>
>>> (The included "tbosdt tbexplo.tbs" is another file manager and
>>> provides an easy way to navigate to the various partitions that
>>> may be present and browse their contents.)
>>>
>>>
>>
>> You can do it with Midnight Commander by mounting a
>> drive/partition (use the "mnt" icon), or by mounting a network
>> drive (use the "net1" icon). These items get mounted in the /tbu
>> directory as /tbu/mnt1, /tbu/mnt2, etc. for drives and partitions,
>> or as /tbu/net1, /tbu/net2, etc. for network drives. Once mounted,
>> you can access the contents by browsing to the mount point using
>> mc.
>>
>> What you can't do with mc is access partitions that are not in the
>> MBR, i.e. partitions not included in a boot item when you are
>> using BIBM, and not limiting primaries. For that, you can use
>> 'tbosdt tbexplo' in a terminal.
>>
>> I guess some might find tbexplo easier/better to use, depending on
>> what you're doing...
>
> Thanks Tom
>
> Not being a Linux expert, I find "tbosdt tbexplo.tbs" much easier to
> use for browsing log files, etc (apart from remembering and typing
> the name).
>
> Any chance of including "tbosdt tbexplo.tbs" in the icon launch bar
> at the top of the screen, in the next version?
>
> TIA


Yes, I don't see any reason why not off hand. It should be a useful
addition, especially for those who also use BIBM.


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Re: IFL GUI Midnight Commander

Postby DrTeeth » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:09 am

On Sun, 4 Mar 2012 07:01:43 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
"TeraByte Support(TP)" disturbed my reverie and
wrote:

> It should be a useful
>addition, especially for those who also use BIBM.

I wonder if some thought could be given to the layout of the buttons
too? IIRC the 'mount' button is in the middle and I would have thought
that it would be one of the first things to be used, so should be at
the very left.
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Re: IFL GUI Midnight Commander

Postby TeraByte Support(TP) » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:18 am

On 03/04/2012 10:09 AM, DrTeeth wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Mar 2012 07:01:43 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
> "TeraByte Support(TP)"
>
> disturbed my reverie and wrote:
>
>> It should be a useful addition, especially for those who also use
>> BIBM.
>
> I wonder if some thought could be given to the layout of the buttons
> too? IIRC the 'mount' button is in the middle and I would have
> thought that it would be one of the first things to be used, so
> should be at the very left. --
>
> Cheers
>
> DrT ______________________________ We may not be able to prevent the
> stormy times in our lives; but we can always choose to dance in the
> puddles (Jewish proverb).
>
>

(Edited)

Well, that's a subjective thing, and actually most image
operations use the File (Direct) option, and don't require mounting a
partition. A better case could be made for the network mount icon
(net1), but again it's subjective as to where it should be.


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