It may sound a bit weird saying that the tool is a "command-line" GUI tool but that is exactly how you can best describe Hotwire as compared to how it is written on its website, "a modern Python-based, extensible crossplatform command execution shell."
The tool, whilst it has yet to reach version 1.0 status, proves to be really nifty, specially for those tasks that best run from the command-line. Some of the features of Hotwire are:
- rm moves files to ~/.Trash (on Unix), Recycle Bin on Windows; also does not distinguish between removing directories and files (no -r option needed).
- cd automatically lists the contents of the directory you change to
- ls links are clickable (view file, cd to directory); also right-click gives you file manager option menu
filter (analogous to Unix grep) shows what text matched in bold, and can filter objects too
- proc process list has right-click menu to kill, is not just big glob of text
One comment, though, this may not work very well via the usual vt100,or xterm access via SSH or telnet, but then again, I may be wrong.