Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I'm looking for a fast file manager for Ubuntu.

I need to copy a lot of files to Windows machine via Samba. Nautilus is so slow, that when I click on the directory I need to copy the screen just dims and takes forever to list the files.

Any recommendations, except compiling mc from source? Maybe some terminal command?

share|improve this question
1  
It sounds like you have network issues... at least with samba. Nautilus is only as slow as the protocol it's trying to execute on, it'll be just as slow through anything else. –  Martin Owens -doctormo- Jan 2 '11 at 19:45
    
@Martin It is slow on local drive. –  takeshin Jan 3 '11 at 7:25

1 Answer 1

up vote 3 down vote accepted

Mount the windows shares using smbfs (for instructions check http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/165), then just copy from the terminal using rsync.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.