Archives For Two panel file manager in Ubuntu

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Double Commander, the open source dual-pane file manager, has recently reached the 0.6 release with exciting new features and a few bug fixes.

According to the change log, the new release adds:

  • a built-in directory synchronization tool
  • Flat view (shows all files in the current directory and all subdirectories in a single file window)
  • Regular expressions in file search by content
  • Capability to use wdx-plugins in file search
  • Enhanced directory hotlist (subfolders, set path to both panes etc)
  • New supported archive types: XZ, TXZ, ZIPX
  • SevenZip plugin that supports same archive types as 7-Zip application (Windows)
  • Drag&Drop to external applications (Mac OS X 64 bit)
  • RabbitVCS context menu integration (needs rabbitvcs-core)

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There are also a few bug fixes, check them out at this page.

Install / Upgrade Double Commander in Ubuntu:

For non-install version, download DC for Linux 64-bit or 32-bit and run the executable from in the result folder.

Download Double Commander (non-install version)

To install Double Commander from its PPA and receive future updates, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run below commands one by one (GTK version):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexx2000/doublecmd

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install doublecmd-gtk rabbitvcs-core

For choice, replace the last command to install the Qt version:

sudo apt-get install doublecmd-qt rabbitvcs-core

The PPA supports Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, and Ubuntu 15.04 so far.

Double Commander logoAs you may know, Double Commander is an open-source two panel file manager. Here I’ll show you how to install it in Ubuntu and its derivatives, such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Double Commander is a cross platform open source file manager with two panels side by side. It is inspired by Total Commander and features some new ideas.

Here are some key features of Double Commander:

  • Unicode support
  • All operations working in background
  • Multi-rename tool
  • Tabbed interface
  • Custom columns
  • Internal text editor (F4) with syntax hightlighting
  • Built in file viewer (F3) to view files of in hex, binary or text format
  • Archives are handled like subdirectories. You can easily copy files to and from archives. Supported archive types: ZIP, TAR GZ, TGZ, LZMA and also BZ2, RPM, CPIO, DEB, RAR.
  • Extended search function with full text search in any files
  • Configurable button bar to start external programs or internal menu commands
  • Total Commander WCX, WDX and WLX plug-ins support
  • File operations logging
  • And more…
  • Install Double Commander:

    The Double Commander PPA provides the latest packages for Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives. It also contains a little old versions for Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 11.04.

    Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run commands to add the PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexx2000/doublecmd

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    Then update and install the file manager:

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install doublecmd-qt

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