the Missing M
Joined: Mar. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 25 2007,09:34
|Quote (lucky13 @ Mar. 24 2007,16:32)|
|I'm a big fan of rox, but I also use emelfm for a lot of things. One of the things I like about emelfm is its ability to be customized and configured however the user wants via adding various applications to the "choose action" option (right click) or adding buttons to the middle pane to manipulate files, launch scripts, etc., however the user wants.|
To get more application options to open various files, just right click on a file of the type you want to change or add associations, select "edit filetype," and add whatever application(s) you want to associate with it. Then you just have to right click and scroll to "open with" and you get your choices. I've added various editor options to open text files, GIMP and xv for image files, Open Office and Gnumeric/Abiword options for spreadsheets and documents, SeaMonkey for HTML, etc.
Adding buttons is just as easy. I needed to encrypt some files scattered about in a few directories, so I added a button to emelfm to help do that faster (and also added a decrypt button). I've posted the steps at the link below. The process is the same for whatever buttons you might want to add.
Interesting, thanks. :-)
As a side-issue, I wonder if DSL still uses/creates RAM disks fairly seamlessly, regardless of how it's been installed? If so, do the contents of a RAM-disk ever get shunted into swap?
I only ask because some encryption software is *very* careful not to write cleartext to disk, ever, not even temp-files, and will only decrypt into RAM. This has its benefits in enhanced security (prevents data recovery tools from finding deleted cleartext on disk later), but can be a pain in the ass when you want to export data to another program. I have one program, a password database manager that's much more paranoid than I'd ever want to be, and that can be a nuisance sometimes.
Anyway, since emelfm's a file manager, of course you'd use it to encrypt *files*, and decrypt *files*. But reading and writing these files to RAM, saving only the encrypted copy to disk might be helpful for the more security-concious out there -- or simply if the cleartext in question is especially sensitive. Seems that would add some high-security benefits, with fewer drawbacks.
Just a thought,
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