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Old 16 September 2016, 23:25   #1
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Alternative to Filemaster

Been using Filemaster 2.2 for as long as I can remember, but it cant handle really long filenames, Amiga hangs.

Is there another low memory usage alternative?
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Old 16 September 2016, 23:41   #2
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Maybe Toni can build a bug-fixed version, if he still has the sources???

But have you seen NewFilemaster?

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Old 21 September 2016, 22:22   #3
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I like using Filer. You'll find it on Aminet.
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Old 21 September 2016, 22:53   #4
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Anybody has a screenshot of Filemaster?

Personally I use Dirwork. It's old as fuck but serves my purposes right.
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Old 22 September 2016, 00:35   #5
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I used to use Filemaster 2 a lot in the 90s, but the way it copies files is horrible.
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Old 22 September 2016, 01:23   #6
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Directory Opus 5 can be setup to work like all those dual pane file managers, but it takes some work...

Edit: Just read 'low memory alternative'
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Old 22 September 2016, 05:18   #7
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Anybody has a screenshot of Filemaster?
Found this on Google:


I like using Diskmaster on low spec machines - it also runs on 68000:

Not too sure how it handles long file names though.
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Old 22 September 2016, 08:19   #8
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I've used DiskMaster2 since it was given away on the cover of Amiga Format Does everything I need it to.
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Old 22 September 2016, 09:42   #9
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I've used DiskMaster2 since it was given away on the cover of Amiga Format Does everything I need it to.
Can it handle the ridiculous tosec long naming convention of its filenames?
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Old 22 September 2016, 11:54   #10
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Of course it can't.
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Disk master II is the best. Easy to create new buttons to suit your needs too... just need to play with the script config. Very easy.
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Old 22 September 2016, 15:36   #12
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Found this on Google:
Woo thanks, my search wasn't good. I guess I can't google

Long filenames are also a problem in DirWork. I have issues with them many times. I guess it's just an Amiga problem in general.
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I think that OFS/FFS doesn't support those very long file names, thus most programs were not designed to handle them either, despite the fact that newer file systems like SFS and PFS can handle it?
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I think that OFS/FFS doesn't support those very long file names, thus most programs were not designed to handle them either, despite the fact that newer file systems can handle it?
It's not an FFS thing only.
If I put a file with such a long name in a FAT32 volume on my Amiga, I get the same issue on DirWork. it works fine from CLI, but not DirWork. Seems to be something about the amount of characters allocated to fit in the display of the window. Not sure. but it gives a Recoverable Alert every time you click on one.

[edit] I guess we said basically the same, sorry, haha.
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I usually use 'SID' but it crashes on long file names...
If I know I am going to hit some I will use 'D-Opus 4.16'
or 'Show All' in the Workbench.
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Been using Filemaster 2.2 for as long as I can remember, but it cant handle really long filenames, Amiga hangs.

Is there another low memory usage alternative?
Amiga there were so many File Manager for every need, HERE i have reviewed 13 with related GUI, but for sure I will exist other.
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Directory Opus doesn't like long filenames on my A1200 either for what its worth.
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Directory Opus doesn't like long filenames on my A1200 either for what its worth.
It depends on which version do you use.

Readme of the newest version of Filemaster says that it supports long filenames but I don`t know if it works. This version is still in development, so it might be worth to ask the author.
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Been using Filemaster 2.2 for as long as I can remember, but it cant handle really long filenames, Amiga hangs.

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I like using Filer. You'll find it on Aminet.
Filer is my pick too for a file manager with low memory requirements. It's highly configurable and IIRC had no problems preserving long filenames when copying/moving etc. files under SPS on my A4000s some years back.

I'm using it right now under FFS, though, on an A1200 and it has no problems seeing TOSEC files (complete with long filenames) on zip disks formatted with FAT32. Of course, when I copy TOSEC files from zip to HD the filenames are truncated as FFS restricts filenames to 31 characters.

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I think that OFS/FFS doesn't support those very long file names, thus most programs were not designed to handle them either, despite the fact that newer file systems like SFS and PFS can handle it?
Exactly.....so use of file managers developed before the release of PFS/SFS (mid-to-late 90s) should generally be avoided under OFS/FFS in that instance.
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Amiga there were so many File Manager for every need, HERE i have reviewed 13 with related GUI, but for sure I will exist other.
Thanks for that, i find most of the File Manager i used with several others i don't know and that can be useful
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