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Are there any orthodox file managers for *nix that remember the cursor position in the edited files (and ideally have the list of recently edited files accessible)?

Krusader doesn't, and it's no longer maintained.

Double Commander doesn't, and there has been no interest in that feature request.

Midnight Commander does remember the editor position, but it's console-based.

While preferring free solutions, I'd be happy to pay for such an OFM if one existed. Other features I'm looking for:

  • ideally open the edited file in the same window, so I can switch to it quickly with Win+1 (my file manager is the first in the launcher)
  • archive support (.TAR, .GZ, .ZIP, .RAR)
  • list of recently used or favorite directories (Krusader) and files
  • ability to drop the current file into the command line (MC)
  • good keyboard shortcuts (NDN), ideally customizable
  • ideally open source, and ideally maintained on GitHub, not SourceForge or some other obscure repository

But really, remembering the editor position seems to be so overlooked, that I haven't found any Linux OFM that does this. Perhaps it's better to ditch the internal editor and launch an external one that remembers details about the recently used files.

  • Should it be a graphical file manager, or would console-oriented file managers be welcome as well? Any specific features you need except fot the editor part (and the obvious copy/move/delete)? Would a payed variant be acceptable, or must it be free? – Izzy Jun 9 '16 at 5:50
  • @Izzy: I've updated the question. I'd be happy to pay for such an OFM if one existed. Basically I'm trying to replace the excellent NDN, which hasn't seen an update since 2010. – Dan Dascalescu Jun 9 '16 at 9:55
  • OK, and you've just included what I had in mind (Midnight Commander). Mind-reading? :) Still: What features are must-haves – could you do another edit and include that? People might find it a bit broad otherwise ;) – Izzy Jun 9 '16 at 10:07

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