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Nutshell
02-22-2002, 03:49 AM
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

adrianxw
02-22-2002, 05:32 AM
Just an observation, you do know there is a Linux specific board don't you?

Nutshell
02-22-2002, 07:55 AM
just an answer - MY question is NOT about linux PROGRAMMING, it is general.......does anybody know the answer?

adrianxw
02-22-2002, 08:13 AM
>>> 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.

taylorguitarman
02-22-2002, 11:09 AM
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.

Nutshell
02-22-2002, 06:07 PM
thnx

Sorry to adrian.