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Far Manager NetBox SFTP can't connect to the linux server

I'm trying to connect to the RedHat Linux server through Far Manager 3.0.5800.0 x64 and NetBox plugin with SFTP. But it doesn't open the session as I expect it and doesn't exposure any errors. The ...
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Far Manager: configure startup directories [duplicate]

I can't find how to configure startup directories in Far Manager. For example, when starting Far, I want to see the root of disk C on the left panel and the root of disk D on the right panel, not the %...
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Some files cannot be deleted/modified in Far Manager

I have Windows 10 machines where Far Manager started acting weird some weeks ago. In several folders, Far is unable to modify/delete files, which were not created by it. I have checked file attributes,...
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How can I execute User Menu commands from my macro in Far Manager?

I have a custom user menu (Farmenu.ini) in my Far Manager version 3.0.5700.0 x64 I would like to assign shortcut key for some of the menu items. Maybe I am wrong, I think the way is to create a macro, ...
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How do I get rid of these weird folders and files? Preferably without formatting the drive

After copying some files onto both my 16GB Micro SD and my 3.7GB USB drive, come of the folders got corrupted and I can't get rid of them. Windows gives an error, and seems to not be able to do ...
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How to add comment line in Far Manager's FarMenu.ini file?

Context I usually edit Far Manager's F2 menu editing FarMenu.ini as pure text file. Pressing F2 brings the menu open, then pressing Alt+F4 opens the file in the editor. Question Is it possible to ...
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How to install a plugin in far manager

How do one install a plugin in far manager ? I wanted to install TrueTemplate so I downloaded it and extracted and pasted it in the Plugins directory of the Far manager and restarted the Far manager, ...
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Far Manager how to export file names list from Temporary panel

I have ALT+F7 (file mask + Containing text)-> [Panel] search results in "Temporary Panel". I need to copy filenames (with path) from the "Temporary Panel" to text file. the ...
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How to export far manager files highlighting scheme

How to export and import far manager files colorings? far.exe /export does not export these settings
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Far Manager - *.cpp file association

I've been trying to get started with Far Manager, but there are not many good resources out there for setting it up as an ide. Specifically, I'm trying to create a *.cpp file association so I can ...
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FAR manager: Alt+F10 does nothing

I'm running FAR (File and ARchive manager) 3.0.0.5577 x64 on Windows 10. I want to display the tree structure of the current drive. Every other NC clone I'm aware of does this when you press Alt+F10. ...
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How do I run all commands via Comspec?

I've set up System.Executor.Comspec and the Arguments to point elsewhere. However, FAR still runs programs directly if it finds them on the PATH. I know there's System.Executor.ExcludeCmds, but it ...
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How to change FAR Manager's shell?

I want all commands run from FAR to be executed under, say, Bash. Is there a way to tell FAR to bypass all commands to something other than cmd.exe?
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Go to another drive with same path using Far Manager's user menu

On one of my PCs has two hard drives with identical directories structure. I would like to have in Far Manager an user menu item to go quickly to the same path, but on another drive. For example, if ...
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How to exit Far Manager in the current folder of the current tab?

In the past, when I was playing with linux, I used Midnight Commander to travel around files quickly. I'm now using Windows, and took Far Manager as a replacement to MC. There are some big differences,...
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Quickly select contiguous group of files with the same extension in current panel view

Far Manager has by now acquired many useful key combinations to do with file selection. The good old ones, like Ins, Numpad +, Numpad -, Numpad * etc., I use a lot, but the ones I am especially fond ...
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`start .` stopped to work from within FAR manager

I was always using start . command to open current directory in Windows Explorer from within FAR manager. Now it stopped to work and displays application selection window "How do you want to open ...
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far manager 3, conemu and clink - some integration issues

I use conemu as console and clink as shell and from conemu I launch far managaer using far . and this opens far manager on the current directory. After exiting far manager and returning on conemu I ...
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Far manager 3, PanelTabs plugin: how to switch between tabs?

The help for PanelTabs plugin is in russian, I don't get how to switch between tabs. If someone that use this plugin can help me. Maybe I have to assign every tab to a folder shortcut?
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Fastest way to move file inside the same panel

Let's say I'm on the right panel now in some folder. I have this hierarchy in the folder: - Folder1 | - File1 I want to move File1 into Folder1. What I always do in such cases is: Copy current path ...
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How to get phone files in Far Manager?

When I connect my phone to Windows 10 machine I see icon with Samsung Galaxy phone and two folders in it - Phone and Card. When I run Far manager I don't see these directories. How to enable far ...
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Output color = background color, if run Grunt commands via ConEmu

1. Summary If I run Grunt commands in ConEmu, sometimes my output foreground = background. Else I run any another CLI commands in ConEmu, I can't reproduce this bug. 2. Environment Windows 10 ...
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Auto-wrap printed text

1. Briefly I don't find, how Far Manager may auto-wrap to new line long commands, that I print. 2. Settings For example, I wrote command in terminal: sfk replace Sasha-Black-description.html -pat "...
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Run ConEmu + Far in current folder

1. Briefly I don't find, how I can run ConEmu + Far in current folder. 2. Detail I don't set ConEmu + Far in ConEmu Open Sublime Text package. I don't set, how ConEmu + Far open in ConEmu Here. 3. ...
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FarManager 3: export settings AND history

To export and to import configs in FarManager 3.x i can use command "far /export settings.xml" and "far /import settings.xml". It also saves and restores my plugins settings. But what if i want, for ...
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How to run default dir command under FAR file manager?

I have Cygwin installed somewhere in the path. So I have >where dir D:\Users\Dims\Design\Cygwin64\bin\dir.exe When I run DIR from CMD I get the normal Windows DIR: >dir /? Displays a list of ...
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ConEmu: Unreadable link colors in Far F1 menu

Wanted to write colors in Far help, but the word help is not allowed in question title, huh! Anyway, I'm using the default ConEmu color scheme, which is excellent (based on Solarized?). The only ...
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How to type star (*) into command line in Far Manager?

I'm typing into command line in Far Manager and need * character there. But when I press * key Far Manager executes associated command which is "select all" in active panel. For example, I'm ...
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open kdiff3 with 2 files selected from different panels

So, I saw another question that shows how to open multiple files in vim using the line of code ps: & vim @(Get-FarPath -Selected) # But that seems to work only with files selected from the ...
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How can I get ConEmu, Far Manager and the VS Developer Command Prompt to play nice together?

I'm currently trying to set up my environment such that I can open a ConEmu tab and it will automatically initialize Far Manager and the VS Developer Command Prompt environment. My failed attempt was ...
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How to configure Far Manager home directory?

Far is great to work in Windows environment. But only one annoys me: when I do cd ~ in Far console I get into C:\Program Files\Far Manager How it can be configured ? F9 Options & Google Search ...
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Why does vcvarsall.bat seem to not take effect in FarManager

If I run "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\VC\vcvarsall.bat" from a normal cmd.com I have access to cl.exe, and nmake among other things. However, if I run if from Far Manager I do not....
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Why can't I change the current file in Far Manager with mouse click, but with ctrl + mouse click?

I'm using Far Manager within ConEmu. I can change the current file with Ctrl + left mouse click, I can select multiple files with right mouse click, but I can't change the current file with a ...
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ConEmu Option Disabled: Startup - Autosave/restore opened tabs - Far folders also

I want to be able to automatically restore proper folders in Far Manager's panels in ALL ConEmu tabs (not just the last closed one). However, the option in ConEmu Startup - Autosave/restore opened ...
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How to get directory sizes without junctions in Far Manager

By default Far Manager includes sizes junction into the directory size (F3). Is there a way to avoid counting them?
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How should I install Far Manager into Cmder?

I have just unzipped the cmder package. Cmder wraps ConEmu nicely. But how do I install Far Manager properly? I can think of cmder\, cmder\vendor\ and cmder\vendor\conemu-maximus5\ as possible ...
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FAR Maven 'mvn' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

I have working installation of Maven. If I use 'mvn whatever' commands in FAR it works. If, however, I try to use the view feature - 'view: < mvn whatever', I get the 'mvn' is not recognized as an ...
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What is the command line switch for Far Manager to open in a specified directory?

What is the command line switch for Far Manager to open in a specified directory?
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How to select multiple files and copy them in Far Manager

Is there a way I can select a file and navigate to another one and select it again? say if I press then the current file would be selected, then I can navigate to another file then press again, ...
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Far Manager: Highlight file/dirs using external metadata (like SVN, Mercurial, Dropbox, etc)

I've recently migrated to Far Manager 3 and revised my app settings from scratch. One of those improvements was adjusting the file groups highlights (I didn't change them for long time even knowing ...
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How to see all output in Far 3? [duplicate]

I want to see all output even if it is huge. For example, running systeminfo via regular command line prompt in Windows will show everything with vertical scrolling. But when I'm invoking the same ...
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FAR fails to execute programs from symlinked directories

I am really stuck with the following problem. FAR as well as other programs like Executor cannot execute programs with following symptom: Additional information: C:\Programs\Eclipse is junction for ...
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How to open new cmd tab by Win+X with current directory from Far as working directory

Win+X shortkey opens a new console cmd tab with far3 home directory as starting point. I wish Win+X to open cmd the same way, but the working dir to stay the same as the current one in far3 manager. ...
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Comfortable editor for FAR F2 menu?

It is bad to edit Far's F2 menu by means of Far itself. One need to enter each entry, enter explicit add/remove/edit commands, add title and commands in separate windows with poor copy/paste ...
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Fast access to shared folder

Very often I need to access shared folder in another PC using Far Manager. To go via ALT+F1>>network takes too long, because it scans whole network. What is the faster way of doing that?
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FarManager and Tab completion

I am learning Far 3.0 and since the Tab key is mapped to pane swapping, how can you auto-complete paths when typing on the Far command line? I tried some plugins, but none of them worked. Thanks!
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Getting started with Far Manager

I'm interested in learning Far Manager. Are there any walkthroughs or tutorials or feature tours out there? The F1 help system is good, but it's more of a reference than a beginners guide.
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How to highlight the searched item in Far manager?

Whenever I search an item(F7; Shift+F7) in a file via far manager editor(F4), I have trouble finding my cursor under the found item. It takes time to find it in the lines of code. How can I highlight ...
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Set Powershell as the default shell of Far Manager?

Can I set Powershell as the default shell of Far Manager?
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Can I use a multi-line function or control flow segment into the PowerShellFar editor console

If I am running farmanager with FarNet and PowerShellFar I can bring up a console of sorts by selecting F11 | .NET PowerShell | Editor Console. This console is based on the far editor. I can paste ...
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