What is a file manager?

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    What is a file manager?

    Hi,

    In linux, or in general, what is a file manager?

    I just downloaded linux so i'm new. What is a window manager and what does it do? i know sawfish is an example. Are there many of these ones?

    thnx, i will try hard to get used to my new os soon.

    thnx

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    Just an observation, you do know there is a Linux specific board don't you?
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    just an answer - MY question is NOT about linux PROGRAMMING, it is general.......does anybody know the answer?

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    >>> MY question is NOT about linux PROGRAMMING

    Hey man calm down!!! I was only asking, sheesh. It occurred to me that you may get a better damned answer there.
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    Sawfish is a window manager. It manages how the windows appear and organizes them for you. A file manager is something like Nautilus or Konqueror. (Explorer in Windows) Basically, it's a graphical program that lets you open files by clicking and rename files, move them around etc.
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    thnx

    Sorry to adrian.

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