Ubuntu – bloody annoying

Krusader – has crashed THREE times today. Deleted it.
gFTP installed – I marked it before for complete removal, yet it recalls ALL the information I put in. That’s nice. And here was Windows always being slagged off for leaving stuff behind. gFTP cannot edit files on the server despite giving that impression. get rid of it (though why I bother seeing as info is now hidden somewhere ..)
Konqueror reinstalled. It TOO has info which should have been deleted when i marked it for complete removal. Unable to edit files despite being touted as ‘all things file’. Crashes.

I have had more crashed since I installed Ubuntu than in the last TWO YEARS with Windows. Ubuntu. Stable. And my ass is green.

So far, I cannot find an ftp client which will let me edit a file directly on the server.
I also cannot find an ftp client which does not crash.

Is Ubuntu the equivalent of The Sun ? Just look at the pretty pictures ?????

Edit:
nano for editing files where I have shell
midnight commander for everything else.
This stuff goes from wonderful to damn annoying so fast!

Next tasks:
Find how to clear the “local cache” that files seem to be put into before install.
Find where the hidden stuff above is stored and kill that off.
Make the terminal window prettier :)
Oh – and get rid of all tha blue in mc.

9 thoughts on “Ubuntu – bloody annoying

  1. The majority of personal configuration settings are stored in hidden files in your home directory. A hidden file is any file (or directory) that starts with a period. You can see them with `ls -a` (or elect to show hidden files in Nautilus).

    These hidden files store your configurations, and give you a way to customize/tweak the program for your tastes without clobbering another user’s preferences. And, because they live in your home directory, they’re easy to back up and easy to transfer to another system.

    I don’t know where Konqueror or gFTP store their settings specifically, else I’d tell you where to look.

  2. One thing I love about SuSE being a KDE distro is the tool KNetAttach which lets you mount remote resources via SSH, FTP, or even a WebDAV folder. Then these servers appear as directories on your local machine causing your file manager (Konqueror in my case) to be your FTP client and also allowing you to use your local text editor.

    Konqueror keeps its user info in ~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror
    Don’t know about gFTP, but I’d guess it’s in ~/.gftp

    And maybe have a look here: Linux FTP clients

  3. Thanks for the . info – I’m still getting to grips with that. And I do like it.

    There is one app that I used daily in Windows and is was my most important.

    FTP editor.
    Click to start. Click to select domain. Click and I’m in.

    Linux.
    Click to open password manager. Enter pw to enter pw manager. Click to expose pw.
    Click to open terminal. Type ‘mc’. ctrl + \ click stored info. enter password.

    Trying to find a comparable app in Linux that takes fewer steps is driving me nuts, and because of that all the other niggles are irritating me (there must be a better browser than Firefox for instance).
    Konqueror crashes.
    gFTP will not let me edit files

    I know it’s only small stuff, but that’s what matters to me.

    I’ll keep looking :)

  4. Using GFTP to edit remote files

    1. Enabling the Editor
    Open GFTP.

    Select the “FTP” menu item on top, then the “Options” item, then under the “General” item, enter “gedit” (or whichever is your favourite text editor) in the “View program” and “Edit program” options.

    Now you will be able to edit files on remote servers.

    Bookmarks for one-click connect
    The moment you connect to a site and then open the local directory in the left pane if you need to (if you have a local copy of the files, for example), do a “CTRL+A”. This will add a bookmark to the site. You can save as many bookmarks as you like, and once you have them saved, connecting to the server of your choice is just a matter of clicking the “Bookmarks” menu item, and then the bookmark you need!

    Hope this helps you, Mark.

    Use Ubuntu, with the gnome tools – much more simple and common-sensical — less options to battle with :)

  5. Just for the record, I can get gftp to edit files on the server using gedit. But it won’t work with bluefish :(

    I’ve moved over to ubuntu from the mac — it’s good but it ain’t there yet. I would find it hard to recommend to a computer n00bie.

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