DF-SHOW – A Terminal File Manager Based On An Old DOS Application

8 Responses

  1. gazoo says:

    I used DF-EDIT back in the day. Good, effective app. Always went back to Vern Buerg’s List(.com) because of the way I worked. I preferred jumping straight into the command line and performing file ops – so I mostly needed a fast navigator (and quick viewer of 7bit ascii and 8bit binaries). Wonderful seeing a useful command-line DOS utility ported to Linux. Going to give it a look. Thanks for the great write-up on this – nostalgic!

  2. Old Dos Guy says:

    Ahhh, DF was a usefull program in the day. Happy to see a revival. Now if someone would port Stereo Shell from DOS – how sweet it would be…
    🙂

    • Walt Seefeld says:

      YES!! I still wish for Stereo Shell every time I have to do any significant amount of file organization on Windows. Definitely miss it.

      I know it’s an old thread, but I just stumbled upon it. I was looking at several * Commander applications, specifically hoping to find a Windows derivative of STS. Just HAD to respond and support another STS fan.

      Glad it brought me to this site! Definitely bookmarking it.

  3. Eric says:

    Ubuntu and derivatives??? Please!!!
    “Debian and derivatives”

  4. Thanks for your glowing review. It’s nice to see others finding my applications useful. I wrote DF-SHOW partly as a way to help some of my colleagues who are not as confident working on Linux systems from the shell to navigate around systems more easily as I remember DF-EDIT for DOS being just as useful for me when I was younger. It was also my first application written in C and it’s been a bit of a learning curve, but rewarding to see it come to life over the past few months.

    Just an addition to the article, there is also a COPR project which provides binaries for RPM based distributions including Fedora and CentOS:

    https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/roberthawdon/DF-SHOW/

    It’s also possible to build and run DF-SHOW on FreeBSD, macOS, and even Hurd when compiling from source. Whilst Linux is the primary target, I do aim to make sure it’s compatible with other Unix-like systems.

    Thanks once again.

    Cheers,

    Robert

  5. Great site. Thanks for your glowing review. It’s nice to see others finding my applications useful. I wrote DF-SHOW partly as a way to help some of my colleagues who are not as confident working on Linux systems from the shell to navigate around systems more easily as I remember DF-EDIT for DOS being just as useful for me when I was younger. It was also my first application written in C and it’s been a bit of a learning curve, but rewarding to see it come to life over the past few months.

    Just an addition to the article, there is also a COPR project which provides binaries for RPM based distributions including Fedora and CentOS:

    sudo dnf copr enable roberthawdon/DF-SHOW

    or

    sudo yum copr enable roberthawdon/DF-SHOW

    It’s also possible to build and run DF-SHOW on FreeBSD, macOS, and even Hurd when compiling from source. Whilst Linux is the primary target, I do aim to make sure it’s compatible with other Unix-like systems.

    Thanks once again.

    Cheers,

    Robert

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