I am coming from Windows, where I ran the program MobaXTerm.
Essentially I used it as an SSH client (though it has other uses). It has a great feature of showing the files and directories on the left hand side, while showing the terminal on the right side of the screen. This let me execute Linux commands from the terminal as well as easily drag and drop files.

My question is:
Is there a program likes this for Linux? One that displays the files/directories on one half and the terminal on the other?

Filezilla doesn't have a terminal I can execute commands on, but I like the drag and drop file usage.
PuTTY has a great terminal for command-line execution, but does not have a drag and drop feature that lets me easily view, create, delete, and access files/directories.


Here is a view of MobaXTerm's SFTP graphical/terminal style that I am looking for: MobaXTerm view

Note: if this is the wrong place to ask, or I am asking the question wrong, please let me know and I will go to the right source or rephrase my question.

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    I would recommend you softwarerecs.stackexchange.com though I don't think there is something like that. Unix idea is having single tool to do single job well, not all the jobs at once. – Jakuje Feb 14 '17 at 7:54
  • Use sshfs and whatever GUI filemanager+terminal you want – ivanivan Mar 26 '18 at 18:49

I'd recommend terminator mobaxterm was my terminator replacement when I shifted back to Windows. You won't find a drag and drop window like you have in windows unfortunately but the hot keys in terminator - oh how I miss the hot keys.

Linux Mint has simple file tools available in Files: Files -> File -> Connect to server ... enter image description here

There are separate SCP tools available for Mint: https://krusader.org/ https://www.gftp.org/ etc.

  • I will take a look at it. I am running Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon – The Fluffy Robot Feb 14 '17 at 3:50

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