Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Dec. 05 2007,12:47
I did that a lot, too. But I find it easier now to use touch or stdout to create a file, rather than right-click -> New -> Text, right-click -> Rename -> type-type-type. If I'm still going to need to rename the document after it's been created, the creation via mouse was just wasted effort. This isn't really an argument against your idea, though, because...
|I think about how I use Windows data-centrically and I'm very often going: right-click, New, Text File.|
|It would be pretty easy to add a sub-menu and call "touch" to create new files, wouldn't it? |
I don't think so, but I'm not going to say for certain. Most of my file managing is done within the midnight commander, which allows you to type in an arbitrary destination when copying the file. In other words, you don't have to browse to the destination directory before copying like you would with some other file managers. I don't know if Emelfm does this.
|Is there a 'Send To' when right-clicking on a file or folder?|
Either approach might not be considered "data-centric", if by that term you are implying that it requires the use of mouse clicks and gui elements. I don't have any idea what the term means, or even if it actually means anything, considering everything is data, and the same actions are performed on this data regardless of whether you're using a mouse on a desktop or keyboard in a visual shell.