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As a happy Linux user for almost a year now, this is the bane of my existence. Does the Linux community hate tree views for some obscure reason?

I don't mean a tree view in the side panel. That's useless. I mean a proper tree view, such that, when I click the triangle, all files and subdirectories contained within the directory show beneath, and I can drag and drop files, open and close trees.

It is extremely frustrating to navigate and move files around deeply nested directories without this feature.

I've tried: nautilus, pcmanfm, emelFM, krusader. I find it hard to believe that even crazilly-full-featured file managers like krusader would be missing this most obvious of features... and yet, here I am. For all the effort put into those file managers, is this so far fetched to ask for?:

I just need a simple, single-pane file manager with a tree view option. Help!

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Dolphin appears to have this capability.

dophin

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It do! Thank you kind stranger. –  o_o_o-- Aug 29 '13 at 23:54

Nautilus does this.

Ubuntu up to version 12.10

  • Just switch to View > List.

nautilus

Ubuntu 13.04

Feature is missing in this release

Ubuntu 13.10

  • activate Preferences > Display > Navigate folders in a tree
  • switch to List View

nautilus

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Pretty same as OSX, I didn't know that. Nice to know! –  Denys Vitali Aug 29 '13 at 23:42
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Not anymore: askubuntu.com/questions/256986/… -- because convergence. By far the dumbest decision anyone has ever made... actually merging a commit that removes functioning code for a useful feature, because it's not as useful on some device that doesn't exist yet. –  o_o_o-- Aug 29 '13 at 23:57
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Bummer! Didn't know that. Sorry. One more reason not to update to 13.04... –  Germar Aug 30 '13 at 0:04
    
Nah, it's still there. Preferences > Display > Navigate folders in a tree. Might have been missing for one release, though. –  Dylan McCall Aug 30 '13 at 0:28

You could use Marlin as well https://launchpad.net/marlin

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Install with

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:marlin-devs/marlin-daily
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install marlin marlin-plugin-*
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very sexy indeed! –  qed May 16 at 20:44

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