Did you EVER use Norton Commander?

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Did you EVER use (the good ol') Norton Commander?

Yes, I actually DID use it
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No, never used it
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Maybe I used it, I can't remember
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What's "Norton Commander"??? (is it like Symantec Commander or something ...???)
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Post by *Hroch » 2006-11-25, 07:11 UTC

I STILL use it when I boot FreeDOS for my DOS based Ghosting of system drives.
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Post by *Sam_Zen » 2006-12-08, 01:02 UTC

Not that much in the spotlight, but one of the great concepts of NC was the introduction of an internal (un)packer)
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Post by *kaffe » 2007-01-09, 18:04 UTC

Yep, started at NC 3.0. Last DOS-style orthodox filemanager used was Volkov. But the hassle of short filenames turned me away from DOS-box style managers. have also used Midnight commander a fair bit in shells.

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Post by *petermad » 2007-01-09, 18:52 UTC

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But the hassle of short filenames turned me away from DOS-box style managers
Volkov v. 5 (beta) http://www.egner-online.de/vc/en/vc5.shtml supports long filenames.
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Post by *kaffe » 2007-01-09, 21:33 UTC

You are right petermad, the v5 beta had support, but if my mind works somewhat correct, there were a fair bit of problems with NT. Well, other software came and closed the gap. Used FAR for a bit as well after volkov.

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Post by *PeaceMaker » 2007-09-14, 18:50 UTC

There was also great "Dos Navigator"...
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Post by *fredscal » 2008-01-31, 00:09 UTC

Dos Navigator ruled !

I think it had this option that TC doesn't have: display executables (.com, .exe) on top of list. It would be nice to be able to customize which types should come on top
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Post by *Vochomurka » 2008-01-31, 10:04 UTC

I have the DOS installed on my computer, and I STILL use Norton Commander...

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Post by *fenix_productions » 2008-01-31, 11:46 UTC

2fredscal
DOS Navigator is now Open Source.
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Post by *Bylo » 2008-02-04, 18:05 UTC

I've used Norton Commander since the mid-80s. It's still installed on my IBM XT.

Anyone use the FILELIST (aka FLIST and FULIST) command on IBM's VM/CMS mainframe operating system? Those date back to the late-70s.

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Post by *dkyriakis » 2008-03-18, 12:28 UTC

NC was my first computer experience at all :), and later I used Dos Navigator too.
Since than I can't use a computer without this "two panels style" to manage files: when I have to work at a new computer and I have no NC style tool around I feel like I don't have the hands(and not getting air) or something :).

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Post by *petermad » 2008-03-18, 20:05 UTC

Since than I can't use a computer without this "two panels style" to manage files: when I have to work at a new computer and I have no NC style tool around I feel like I don't have the hands(and not getting air) or something
I feel exactly the same :!:
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Post by *moonmoon » 2008-05-13, 09:16 UTC

I've used it.

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Post by *Sam_Zen » 2008-05-13, 23:34 UTC

2 dkyriakis
Right on. It's the basic survey of source and destination, a situation quite common if handling files..
There was more introduced. Viewing some content, data or bitmap, opening an external editor, moving files..

OT: My second favorite on DOS was NU. An excellent box full of useful system tools.
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Post by *Kane242 » 2008-07-14, 02:21 UTC

Norton Commander was great!

The only filemanager i liked that could handle transfers via serial/parallel connection.

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