Exploring your directories with a 3D file browser

A BETTER VIEW

Article from Issue 77/2007
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Moving a flat filesystem hierarchy to the third dimension makes navigating a directory tree child's play.

Typing ls -R / command on the console will produce a very linear and confusing cascade of directory information. When the entire output is finally displayed, it becomes obvious that there must be a better way to keep track of the contents of your hard disk. 3D file browsers like FSV, XCruizer, TDFSB, and 3Dfm use the third dimension to provide a more intuitive view of your directories.

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