Probable solution -was [Re: Visualization of directory tree of my machine]
Richard Owlett wrote:
Jon Dowland wrote:
On Fri, Nov 09, 2012 at 06:52:35AM -0600, Richard Owlett
I'm running Debian 6.0.5 with the default gnome desktop.
The default file browser (Nautilus?) does not give the
view/perspective I need.
If you are planning to upgrade to Wheezy, these are the steps
required for nautilus 3.4.2-1+build1:
1) If the sidebar is not showing, press F9 to show it.
2) Go to View → Sidebar → Tree
They may or may not work in 6.0.5/squeeze-era nautilus (2.x?)
They may or may not work in more recent nautilus versions,
which have recently gone through a feature purge:
The tree view in left panel doesn't do it for me.
We'll change "doesn't" to "didn't" ;/
I suspect there is a problem in shifting from a device
oriented view of the world to a *nix world view and I'm
stuck in limbo.
Real solution may depend on arrival of an "AHA" moment ;/
Seems the "AHA" moment may have arrived. I spent several
hours away from my machine. I started looking at one of my
Windows drives with Nautilus. I can see now that they just
used a different convention to graphically represent the
relationship between parent and child directories. May be
uglier, but the same information is there.