Contents tagged with farmanager

"Forking" a long running command to a new tab with ConEmu. The magic of -new_console:c

Dec 27 2012No Comments by justin

Here's a quick tip I'd thought I'd share after being quite rightly told to RTFM by the author of ConEmu. Suppose you are running FarManager from ConEmu and want to update all your chocolatey packages. You can do so with the command cup all. However, that will block your FarManager session until the cup all completes. You have four options to fix this: You can start a new tab in ConEmu with the menu. This is undesirable because you're obviously a command line guy. You press Shift+Enter after …

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MSIExec and Far Manager Part 1: Command line install and uninstall of FarManager 3

Jul 29 2012No Comments by justin

This is part one in a series of blog articles in which I shed light on the internals of MSIs using the example of the MSI for Far Manager 3. It was inspired, amongst other thing, by lessons learned while creating the Far-2 and Far-3 packages for chocolatey. While the idea of writing those packages was so others would not have to learn the dark arts of command line manipulation of MSIs, I though I would write this series for those interested in how the sausage gets made. I've written about my …

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Some 64 bit Farmanager plugin links

Mar 28 2012No Comments by justin

I've previously written about my love of FAR, the File and ARchive manager. One of its greatest strengths is all the plugins written for it. However, some of the most popular plugins are no longer maintained (because they just work), and were not ported to 64 bit. Luckily, this is becoming less and less of an issue. I have therefore compiled this short list of sites with 64-bit FarManager plugins. BTW these days U run nightly builds of Far3. Some of these plugins might not work in Far2. Evil …

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My new favorite tool, the Far File manager

Jun 21 2010No Comments by justin

Strange things excite me, things even other programmers would consider strange to be excited about. Every once in a while, something comes along that excites me in multiple ways. One of those things is the orthodox file manager, Far. The far manager was developed by Eugene Roshal, who created WinRar. It was originally shareware, but has recently been made open source. I've known about Far for a while. I first discovered it looking for a file manager that could handle a directory with …

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